Theoretical and experimental studies of breather wave molecules

Gang Xu, Andrey Gelash, Amin Chabchoub, Vladimir Zakharov, Bertrand Kibler

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The formation of localized wave structures has attracted a significant research interest in a variety of conservative and dissipative systems, including photonics, plasma physics, Bose-Einstein condensates, fluid mechanics, biology and chemistry. Besides their formation, their mutual interactions such as collisions and formation of stable bound states have been particularly investigated in laser physics [1-3]. Such dissipative multi-soliton complexes, also called photonic molecules, result from self-organization phenomena, showing dynamics similar to matter molecules, such as synthesis and vibration. The build-up and transient regimes of dissipative localized structures in mode-locked fiber lasers are currently the subject of intense studies by means of real-time ultrafast measurements [2-3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781728104690
StatePublished - 2019
EventEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019 - Munich, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 27 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F143-EQEC 2019
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC_2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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