Rogue-wave bullets in a composite (2+1)D nonlinear medium

Year: 2016

Authors: Chen SH., Soto-Crespo JM., Baronio F., Grelu P., Mihalache D.

Autors Affiliation: ‎Southeast Univ, Dept Phys, Nanjing 211189, Jiangsu, Peoples R China; CSIC, Inst Opt, Serrano 121, E-28006 Madrid, Spain;‎ Univ Brescia, INO CNR, Via Branze 38, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; Univ Brescia, Dipartimento Ingn Informaz, Via Branze 38, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; Univ Bourgogne Franche Comte, CNRS, UMR 6303, Lab Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, 9 Ave A Savary, F-21078 Dijon, France; Horia Hulubei Natl Inst Phys & Nucl Engn, Dept Theoret Phys, RO-077125 Magurele, Romania

Abstract: We show that nonlinear wave packets localized in two dimensions with characteristic rogue wave profiles can propagate in a third dimension with significant stability. This unique behavior makes these waves analogous to light bullets, with the additional feature that they propagate on a finite background. Bulletlike rogue-wave singlet and triplet are derived analytically from a composite (2+1)D nonlinear wave equation. The latter can be interpreted as the combination of two integrable (1+1)D models expressed in different dimensions, namely, the Hirota equation and the complex modified Korteweg-de Vries equation. Numerical simulations confirm that the generation of rogue-wave bullets can be observed in the presence of spontaneous modulation instability activated by quantum noise. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 24 (14)      Pages from: 15251  to: 15260

DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.015271

Citations: 59
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