Rogue waves of the Fokas-Lenells equation

Research paper by Jingsong He, Shuwei Xu, Kuppuswamy Porsezian

Indexed on: 25 Sep '12Published on: 25 Sep '12Published in: Nonlinear Sciences - Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems


The Fokas-Lenells (FL) equation arises as a model eqution which describes for nonlinear pulse propagation in optical fibers by retaining terms up to the next leading asymptotic order (in the leading asymptotic order the nonlinear Schr\"odinger (NLS) equation results). Here we present an explicit analytical representation for the rogue waves of the FL equation. This representation is constructed by deriving an appropriate Darboux transformation (DT) and utilizing a Taylor series expansion of the associated breather solution. when certain higher-order nonlinear effects are considered, the propagation of rogue waves in optical fibers is given.