Controllable optical rogue waves via nonlinearity management.

Research paper by Zhengping Z Yang, Wei-Ping WP Zhong, Milivoj M Belić, Yiqi Y Zhang

Indexed on: 04 Apr '18Published on: 04 Apr '18Published in: Optics express


Using a similarity transformation, we obtain analytical solutions to a class of nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equations with variable coefficients in inhomogeneous Kerr media, which are related to the optical rogue waves of the standard NLS equation. We discuss the dynamics of such optical rogue waves via nonlinearity management, i.e., by selecting the appropriate nonlinearity coefficients and integration constants, and presenting the solutions. In addition, we investigate higher-order rogue waves by suitably adjusting the nonlinearity coefficient and the rogue wave parameters, which could help in realizing complex but controllable optical rogue waves in properly engineered fibers and other photonic materials.