OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1648–1650

Competing wave-breaking mechanisms in quadratic media

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and S. Trillo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1648-1650 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001648


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (438 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We show that second-harmonic generation in the regime of weak dispersion/diffraction can exhibit a coexistence of wave breaking mechanisms, such that a gradient catastrophe yielding a dispersive shock wave competes with modulational instability, leading to the generation of wavetrains with incommensurate frequencies and eventually to the destruction of the shock wave-train.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2013
Published: May 9, 2013

Citation
M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and S. Trillo, "Competing wave-breaking mechanisms in quadratic media," Opt. Lett. 38, 1648-1650 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-10-1648


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. J. Lighthill, J. Inst. Math. Appl. 1, 269 (1965). [CrossRef]
  2. T. B. Benjamin and J. E. Feir, J. Fluid Mech. 27, 417 (1967). [CrossRef]
  3. K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135 (1986). [CrossRef]
  4. A. V. Gurevich and A. L. Krylov, J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 65, 944 (1987).
  5. J. E. Rothenberg and D. Grischkowsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 531 (1989). [CrossRef]
  6. W. Wan, S. Jia, and J. W. Fleischer, Nat. Phys. 3, 46 (2007). [CrossRef]
  7. N. Ghofraniha, C. Conti, G. Ruocco, and S. Trillo, Rev. Lett. 99, 043903 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. S. Jia, W. Wan, and J. W. Fleischer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223901 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. C. Conti, A. Fratalocchi, M. Peccianti, G. Ruocco, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 083902 (2009). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Trillo and P. Ferro, Opt. Lett. 20, 438 (1995). [CrossRef]
  11. R. A. Fuerst, D. M. Baboiu, B. Lawrence, W. E. Torruellas, G. I. Stegeman, S. Trillo, and S. Wabnitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2756 (1997). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and S. Trillo, Opt. Lett. 37, 1082 (2012). [CrossRef]
  13. C. Etrich, F. Lederer, B. A. Malomed, T. Peschel, and U. Peschel, Prog. Opt. 41, 483 (2000). [CrossRef]
  14. A. V. Buryak, P. Di Trapani, D. V. Skryabin, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rep. 370, 63 (2002). [CrossRef]
  15. W. E. Torruellas, Z. Wang, D. J. Hagan, E. W. VanStryland, and G. I. Stegeman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5036 (1995). [CrossRef]
  16. J. E. Rothenberg, Opt. Lett. 16, 18 (1991). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 
Fig. 4.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited