We report the observation of rare events following left-skewed heavy-tailed statistics in supercontinuum generation. These rogue events, pulses of unusually small bandwidth, appear when spectral broadening is frustrated by competition between pre-solitonic features.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation
D. R. Solli, C. Ropers, and B. Jalali, "Rare Absences of Redshifted Energy in Supercontinuum Generation," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper NWA3.
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