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Nonlinear Guided Wave Optics

A testbed for extreme waves
Stefan Wabnitz


Experiments and theory have rapidly progressed on nonlinear optical extreme waves, showing that guided wave nonlinear optics and fiber lasers provide a relatively simple, accessible and controllable test bed for the observations and accurate statistical studies of extreme wave phenomena that obey the same universal rules, which apply to a large ensemble of different physical systems. With introductory material to make the subject area accessible to non-specialists such as graduate and PhD students, and researchers working in other areas where extreme waves are relevant, this book features contributions by prominent scientists in this emerging field and is a comprehensive treatment of optical extreme wave research.

About Editors

Stefan Wabnitz obtained the Laurea Degree in electronics engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1982, an MS in electrical engineering from Caltech in 1983, and a PhD in applied electromagnetism from the Italian Ministry of Education in 1988. In 1996, he became a full professor in physics at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France.

Since September 2007, he joined as a full professor of the Department of Electronics for Automation of the University of Brescia, Italy. His current research activities involve nonlinear propagation effects in high-bit-rate optical communication systems and in all-optical information processing devices. He is the author and co-author of more than 500 refereed papers and conference presentations, the deputy editor of Elsevier's Optical Fiber Technology, and is a member of the Optical Society of America, and of the IEEE-Photonics Society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Extreme events in forced oscillatory media in 0, 1 and 2 dimensions

Chapter 2: Extreme waves in stimulated backscattering and frequency conversion processes

Chapter 3: Irreversibility and squeezing of shock waves

Chapter 4: Observation of the rupture of a photon dam in an optical fiber

Chapter 5: Instabilities and extreme events in all-normal dispersion mode-locked fibre lasers

Chapter 6: Extreme wave dynamics from incoherent dissipative solitons in fiber laser cavities

Chapter 7: Ubiquitous nature of modulation instability: from periodic to localized perturbations

Chapter 8: Rogue waves in photorefractive media

Chapter 9: Vector rogue waves driven by polarization instabilities

Chapter 10: Fundamental rogue waves and their superpositions in nonlinear integrable systems

Chapter 11: Are rogue waves really rogue?

Chapter 12: Rogue Waves in Integrable Turbulence: Semi-Classical Theory and Fast Measurements

Chapter 13: Rogue waves formation in a high birefringent fiber

Chapter 14: Spatiotemporal nonlinear dynamics in multimode fibers

Chapter 15: Noise-initiated dynamics in nonlinear fiber optics

Chapter 16: Cavity soliton dynamics and rogue waves in driven Kerr cavities


Hardback ISBN: 9780750314589

Ebook ISBN: 9780750314602

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1460-2

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Emerging Technologies in Optics and Photonics


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