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Capillary Rogue Waves

Shats, Michael; Punzmann, Horst; Xia, Hua


We report the first observation of extreme wave events (rogue waves) in parametrically driven capillary waves. Rogue waves are observed above a certain threshold in forcing. Above this threshold, frequency spectra broaden and develop exponential tails. For the first time we present evidence of strong four-wave coupling in nonlinear waves (high tricoherence), which points to modulation instability as the main mechanism in rogue waves. The generation of rogue waves is identified as the onset of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.104503


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