Spatial Akhmediev breathers and modulation instability growth-decay cycles in a quadratic optical medium
Authors: Schiek R., Baronio F.
Autors Affiliation: Ostbayer TH Regensburg, Prufeninger Str 58, D-93049 Regensburg, Germany; Univ Brescia, Ist Nazl Ott CNR, Via Branze 38, I-25123 Brescia, Italy; Univ Brescia, Dipartimento Ingn Informaz, Via Branze 38, I-25123 Brescia, Italy
Abstract: We investigate the spatial nonlinear localization of light on a quasi-plane-wave background with a harmonic perturbation induced by modulation instability in a quadratic nonlinear optical medium. In particular, we demonstrate experimentally the excitation of deterministic Akhmediev breathers and thus the growth-decay dynamics of modulation instability in a LiNbO3 slab waveguide. The results should stimulate new interest in modulation instability, extreme events, turbulence, recurrence, and supercontinuum generation in quadratic nonlinear optics.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH
Volume: 1 (3) Pages from: 032036-1 to: 032036-5
KeyWords: SOLITARY WAVES; LIGHT-BEAMS; NONLINEARITY; GENERATION; FIBERDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.1.032036Citations: 5data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-10-17References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here