Enhancing optical extreme events through input wave disorder

D. Pierangeli, G. Musarra, F. Di Mei, G. Di Domenico, A. J. Agranat, C. Conti, E. Delre

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

We demonstrate how the emergence of extreme events strongly depends on the correlation length of the input field distribution. Observing the behavior of optical waves in turbulent photorefractive propagation with partially incoherent excitations, we find that rogue waves are strongly enhanced for a characteristic input correlation scale. Waveform analysis identifies this scale with a characteristic peak-intensity-independent wave size, suggesting a general role played by saturation in the nonlinear response in rogue phenomena.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number063833
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 American Physical Society.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Enhancing optical extreme events through input wave disorder'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this