The article "Turbulence-Induced Rogue Waves in Kerr Resonators" by DYSCO in Physical Review X.
Abstract : Extreme events such as severe floods, earthquakes, breaking waves or financial crises are characterized by complex dynamics and abrupt transitions from one state to another that makes them difficult to study. One of the first ways to study these phase transitions is to study the spontaneous emergence of self-organized models, a field of exploration well suited to fiber laser cavities. However, the behavior of these models in highly non-linear situations, in which extreme events occur, remains little explored. We use a fiber optic ring resonator to observe and theoretically confirm a possible universal scenario of the appearance of rogue waves induced by the so-called highly developed turbulence.
Light that revolves around in an optical resonator generates, under certain conditions, a frequency comb, a light source whose spectrum has many equidistant spectral lines. The continuous light source input is then transformed into a periodic wave inside the resonator.