Solitonisation of Anderson Localisation

Induced broadband supercontinua via long pulses in solid-core optical fibres has been the subject of huge research in the recent years, after the evidence that the output spectra contain statistically rare rogue events with large intensities and enhanced redshift. Dr Saleh and his collaborators at IPaQS  have reported the missing dynamics that lead to the generation of a rogue-soliton in optical fibres. In particular, they found a relation between the nonlinear modulation instability and linear disorder-induced Anderson localisation. This work will potentially lead to novel routes for controlling of extreme nonlinear waves via linear-disorder optimisation.  

Optics Express 25, 5457