From Optical Rogue Waves to Optical Transistors

Ayhan Demircan, Shalva Amiranashvili, G

, Germany

We demonstrate that nonlinear wave interaction between fundamental solitons with surrounding dispersive waves in a nonlinear optical fiber leads to intermittent giant waves with all signatures of rogue waves. The main mechanism is based on the concept of an optical event horizon and is naturally given in the supercontinuum process. Using this mechanism in a deterministic way makes an all-optical control of light pulses possible. This can be done in a very efficient and versatile manner with the opportunity to overcome the main limitations for realizing an optical transistor.