Vectorial dispersive shock waves on an incoherent landscape

Javier Nuño, Christophe Finot, Miro Erkintalo, Julien Fatome, H. Michinel, M.F. Costa, O. Frazao
2020 EPJ Web of Conferences  
We study the impact of temporal randomness on the formation of vectorial dispersive shock-waves that emerge due to the interaction of a partially coherent probe wave co-propagating together with an orthogonally polarized intense short pulse. Experiments carried out in a normally dispersive optical fiber demonstrate that the lack of coherence of the probe landscape acts as a strong diffusive term, which is able to hamper or inhibit the vectorial shock formation.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/202023811010 fatcat:cgvm34ezy5exhcr6ajveg2tngm