Workshop on Abnormal Wave Events
5-6June 2014 Nice, France
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Extreme waves in optical fibers: from highly localized structures in modulation instability to rogue solitons

Goëry Genty
Tampere University of Technology
We review current research on optical rogue waves in optical fiber systems and discuss the different regimes of propagation where localized structures with abnormal intensity appear. We focus on the physics of the underlying localization mechanisms and how this can lead to the appearance of rare events in long tail distribution.