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Dissipative Rogue Waves Generated by Chaotic Pulse Bunching in a Mode-Locked Laser

Lecaplain, C; Grelu, Philippe; Soto-Crespo, J.M.; Akhmediev, Nail

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Rare events of extremely high optical intensity are experimentally recorded at the output of a mode-locked fiber laser that operates in a strongly dissipative regime of chaotic multiple-pulse generation. The probability distribution of these intensity fluctuations, which highly depend on the cavity parameters, features a long-tailed distribution. Recorded intensity fluctuations result from the ceaseless relative motion and nonlinear interaction of pulses within a temporally localized...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31837
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.233901

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