Akhmediev Breather dynamics and the nonlinear modulation instability spectrum

Goëry Genty*, Frederic Dias, Bertrand Kibler, Nail Akhmediev, John M. Dudley

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics and Applications IV
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventNonlinear Optics and Applications IV - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 12 Apr 201015 Apr 2010

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    ConferenceNonlinear Optics and Applications IV


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