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Spatial extreme events in a photorefractive single-feedback system
Author(s): N. Marsal; V. Caullet; Delphine Wolfersberger; M. Sciamanna
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Paper Abstract

We analyze pattern formation in an optical system composed of a bulk photorefractive crystal subjected to a single optical feedback. Far above the modulational instability threshold, in a highly nonlinear regime we report on a turbulent spatio-temporal dynamics that leads to rare and intense localized optical peaks. We demonstrate that the statistics and features of those peaks correspond to two dimensional rogue events. These optical rogue waves arise erratically in space and time and live for a typical time of the same order of the response time of the photorefractive material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91361T (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052344
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N. Marsal, Supélec (France)
Lab. Matériaux Optiques, Photonique et Systèmes (France)
V. Caullet, Supélec (France)
Lab. Matériaux Optiques, Photonique et Systèmes (France)
Delphine Wolfersberger, Supélec (France)
M. Sciamanna, Supélec (France)
Lab. Matériaux Optiques, Photonique et Systèmes (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9136:
Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander V. Sergienko; Arno Rauschenbeutel; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. R. Broderick; Thomas Durt, Editor(s)

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