Controllable optical rogue waves via nonlinearity management. Academic Article uri icon


  • Using a similarity transformation, we obtain analytical solutions to a class of nonlinear Schrdinger (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.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, Z., Zhong, W., Beli, M., & Zhang, Y.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Zhengping||Zhong, Wei-Ping||Belić, Milivoj||Zhang, Yiqi

publication date

  • March 2018