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Physics Letters A 373 (2009) 21372145 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

Summary: Physics Letters A 373 (2009) 2137≠2145
Contents lists available at ScienceDirect
Physics Letters A
Extreme waves that appear from nowhere: On the nature of rogue waves
N. Akhmediev a
, J.M. Soto-Crespo b,, A. Ankiewicz a
Optical Sciences Group, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Instituto de ”ptica, C.S.I.C., Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t
Article history:
Received 30 March 2009
Accepted 8 April 2009
Available online 17 April 2009
Communicated by V.M. Agranovich
We have numerically calculated chaotic waves of the focusing nonlinear Schr®rodinger equation (NLSE),
starting with a plane wave modulated by relatively weak random waves. We show that the peaks with
highest amplitude of the resulting wave composition (rogue waves) can be described in terms of exact


Source: Akhmediev, Nail - Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Optical Sciences Group


Collections: Engineering; Physics