Freezing optical rogue waves by Zeno dynamics

Cihan Bayındır, Fatih Ozaydin*

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We investigate the Zeno dynamics of the optical rogue waves. Considering their usage in modeling rogue wave dynamics, we analyze the Zeno dynamics of the Akhmediev breathers, Peregrine and Akhmediev–Peregrine soliton solutions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. We show that frequent measurements of the wave inhibits its movement in the observation domain for each of these solutions. We analyze the spectra of the rogue waves under Zeno dynamics. We also analyze the effect of observation frequency on the rogue wave profile and on the probability of lingering of the wave in the observation domain. Our results can find potential applications in optics including nonlinear phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V.


FO is funded by Isik University Scientific Research Funding Agency under Grant Number: BAP-15B103 .

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Isik University Scientific Research Funding AgencyBAP-15B103


    • Nonlinear optics
    • Quantum optics
    • Rogue waves


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