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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3815–3818

Dispersive wave emission from wave breaking

Matteo Conforti and Stefano Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3815-3818 (2013)

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We show that pulses undergoing wave breaking in nonlinear weakly dispersive fibers radiate, owing to phase-matching (assisted by higher-order dispersion) of linear dispersive waves with the shock-wave front. Our theoretical results perfectly explain the radiation observed recently from pulses propagating in the normal dispersion (i.e., nonsolitonic) regime.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

Matteo Conforti and Stefano Trillo, "Dispersive wave emission from wave breaking," Opt. Lett. 38, 3815-3818 (2013)

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