An Interdisciplinary Journal

2013, Vol.16, No.1, pp.24-32

From Optical Rogue Waves to Optical Transistors
A.Demircan, Sh.Amiranashvili, C. Brée, F.Mitschke,and G.Steinmeyer

We demonstrate that nonlinear wave interaction between fundamental solitons with surrounding dispersive waves in a nonlinear optical fiber leads to intermittent giant waves with all typical signatures of rogue waves. The underlying physical mechanism is based on the concept of the so-called optical event horizon and is naturally given in the supercontinuum generation process. Moreover, one can use this mechanism in a deterministic way to make an all-optical control of light pulses possible. This is a natural way to optical transistors.

Key words: nonlinear wave interaction, soliton, all-optical transistor

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