From rogue waves to random walks: nonlinear instabilities in supercontinuum generation

J.M. Dudley, B. Wetzel, S. Turitsyn, K.J. Blow, F. Dias

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Abstract

The noise properties of supercontinuum generation continue to be a subject of wide interest within both pure and applied physics. Aside from immediate applications in supercontinuum source development, detailed studies of supercontinuum noise mechanisms have attracted interdisciplinary attention because of links with extreme instabilities in other physical systems, especially the infamous and destructive oceanic rogue waves. But the instabilities inherent in supercontinuum generation can also be interpreted in terms of natural links with the general field of random processes, and this raises new possibilities for applications in areas such as random number generation. In this contribution we will describe recent work where we interpret supercontinuum intensity and phase fluctuations in this way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2227-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2228-7, 978-1-4673-2229-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20125 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE conference publications
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2161-2056

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period2/07/125/07/12

Keywords

  • supercontinuum generation
  • nonlinear optics
  • nonlinear instabilities
  • chaos
  • random processes

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    Dudley, J. M., Wetzel, B., Turitsyn, S., Blow, K. J., & Dias, F. (2012). From rogue waves to random walks: nonlinear instabilities in supercontinuum generation. In 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks [We.C5.5] (IEEE conference publications). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2012.6253918