Observation of rogue events in non-Markovian light

Hadas Frostig, Itamar Vidal, Robert Fischer, Hanan Herzig Sheinfux, Yaron Silberberg

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Abstract

Efforts to understand the physics of rogue waves have motivated the study of mechanisms that produce rare, extreme events, often through analogous optical setups. As many studies have reported nonlinear generation mechanisms, recent work has explored whether optical rogue events can be produced in linear systems. Here we report the observation of linear rogue events with tunable height, generated from light imprinted with a non-Markovian wavefront. Moreover, if the non-Markovian wavefront is allowed to propagate through a nonlinear medium, extraordinarily long-tailed intensity distributions are produced, which do not conform to the statistics previously observed in optical rogue wave experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-871
Number of pages8
JournalOptica
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Funding

Funding. Crown Photonics Center; The Israeli Centers for Research Excellence (Icore) program of the Israel Science Foundation; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (483983/2013-6); CAPES/Weizmann cooperation program. Crown Photonics Center; The Israeli Centers for Research Excellence (Icore) program of the Israel Science Foundation; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cient?fico e Tecnol?gico (483983/2013-6); CAPES/Weizmann cooperation program.

FundersFunder number
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cient?fico e Tecnol?gico
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico483983/2013-6
Israel Science Foundation
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence

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