The author gives a very clear and useful description of nonlinear systems in terms of their fundamental principles, associated phenomena and signal processing applications for communications and laser systems. The book is a valuable addition to the field’s literature and complements other existing works. I would recommend this book especially to young researchers—they can learn about scientific results along with applications in optical communications. It also provides insight into developing original strategies when working with the difficult mathematical problems arising in chaos and solitons in complex systems.
Review by Christian Brosseau, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, and OSA Fellow.

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