## Abstract

We study the properties of the chaotic wave fields generated in the frame of the Sasa-Satsuma equation (SSE). Modulation instability results in a chaotic pattern of small-scale filaments with a free parameter - the propagation constant k. The average velocity of the filaments is approximately given by the group velocity calculated from the dispersion relation for the plane-wave solution. Remarkably, our results reveal the reason for the skewed profile of the exact SSE rogue-wave solutions, which was one of their distinctive unexplained features. We have also calculated the probability density functions for various values of the propagation constant k, showing that probability of appearance of rogue waves depends on k.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 032902 |

Journal | Physical Review E |

Volume | 90 |

Issue number | 3 |

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Publication status | Published - 2 Sept 2014 |