Workshop on Abnormal Wave Events
5-6June 2014 Nice, France
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Vector Rogue Waves and Baseband Modulation Instability in the Defocusing Regime

Matteo Conforti
Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules - Université de Lille 1
We report and discuss analytical solutions of the vector nonlinear Schroedinger equation that describe rogue waves in the defocusing regime. This family of solutions includes bright-dark and dark-dark rogue waves. The link between modulational instability (MI) and rogue waves is displayed by showing that only a peculiar kind of MI can sustain rogue wave formation.