The generation of rogue waves is investigated in a class of nonlocal nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equations. In this system, modulation instability is suppressed as the effect of nonlocality increases. Despite this fact, there is a parameter regime where the number and amplitude of the rogue events increase as compared to the standard NLS equation, which is a limit of the system when nonlocality vanishes. Furthermore, the nature of these waves is investigated; while no analytical solutions are known to model these events, it is shown, numerically, that these rogue events differ significantly from the rational soliton (Peregrine) solution of the limiting NLS equation. The universal structure of the associated rogue waves is discussed and a local description is presented. These results can help in the experimental realization of rogue waves in these media.
Physical Review E
- Pub Date:
- April 2017
- Nonlinear Sciences - Pattern Formation and Solitons;
- Nonlinear Sciences - Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems;
- Physics - Optics
- Phys. Rev. E 95, 042211 (2017)