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Akhmediev Breather dynamics and the nonlinear modulation instability spectrum
Author(s): Goëry Genty; Frederic Dias; Bertrand Kibler; Nail Akhmediev; John M. Dudley
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Paper Abstract

We consider various aspects of supercontinuum generation in the quasi-CW regime through analysis, numerical simulations and experiments. A new interpretation of certain features of the developing spectrum in terms of localized periodic structures known as "Akhmediev Breathers" is proposed. We also briefly consider the role of breather collisions and turbulence in the presence of higher order dispersion and show that they lead to the formation of very large amplitude localized structures that may be analogous to the infamous oceanic rogue waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7728, Nonlinear Optics and Applications IV, 772812 (4 June 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854045
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Goëry Genty, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Frederic Dias, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)
Bertrand Kibler, Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Nail Akhmediev, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
John M. Dudley, Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7728:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications IV
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander Luis Gaeta; Neil G. R. Broderick, Editor(s)

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