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Modulation instability, Akhmediev breathers, and rogue waves in nonlinear fiber optics
Author(s): John M. Dudley; Goëry Genty; Frederic Dias; Bertrand Kibler; Nail Akhmediev
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Paper Abstract

The development of the supercontinuum spectrum in the quasi-CW regime is studied analytically, numerically and experimentally. An interpretation in terms of localized periodic structures known as "Akhmediev Breathers" is proposed. Theory, numerical simulation and experiment are in excellent agreement. We also briefly consider the role of breather collisions 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.

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Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 758029 (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841317
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John M. Dudley, Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Goëry Genty, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Frederic Dias, Ctr. de Mathematique et de Leurs Applications (France)
Bertrand Kibler, Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Nail Akhmediev, Australian National Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7580:
Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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