Scientific Results

The Inviscid Burgers\’ Equation in nonlinear fiber optics

Year: 2016

Authors: Wetzel B., Bongiovanni D., Kues M., Hu Y., Chen Z., Trillo S., Dudley J.M., Wabnitz S., Morandotti R.

Autors Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université du Québec, Varennes, QC J3X 1S2, Canada; School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex, Sussex House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH, United Kingdom; TEDA Applied Physics Institute, School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300457, China; Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States; Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, Ferrara, 44122, Italy; Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR 6174 CNRS-Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, 25030, France; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell\’Informazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia, and INO-CNR, via Branze 38, Brescia, I-25123, Italy

Abstract: We report on the experimental generation of Riemann waves in an optical fiber system, allowing for the controlled formation of shock waves, as analytically described by a seminal equation of fluid dynamics: the so-called Inviscid Burgers\’ Equation.

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KeyWords: Optical fibers; Shock waves, Burgers\’ equations; Nonlinear Fiber-Optics; Optical fiber systems; Riemann waves, Nonlinear equations
DOI: 10.1364/FIO.2016.FTu3I.1

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