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Experimental Observation of Inviscid Burgers’ Equation Dynamics in Nonlinear Fiber Optics

By Benjamin Wetzel, Domenico Bongiovanni, Michael Kues, Yi Hu, Zhigang Chen, Stefano Trillo, John M. Dudley, Stefan Wabnitz and Roberto Morandotti


We report on the experimental observation of inviscid Burgers' equation dynamics, obtained when a properly tailored pulse propagates in an optical fiber. Experimental results show controllable pulse steepening and shock formation in excellent agreement with theory

Topics: Nonlinear optics, fibers, Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Publisher: Optical Society of America (OSA)
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2016.FF2A.1
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