Summary: How to excite a rogue wave
J. M. Soto-Crespo,2
and A. Ankiewicz1
Optical Sciences Group, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra,
Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
Instituto de Óptica, CSIC, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Received 30 July 2009; published 19 October 2009
We propose initial conditions that could facilitate the excitation of rogue waves. Understanding the initial
conditions that foster rogue waves could be useful both in attempts to avoid them by seafarers and in gener-
ating highly energetic pulses in optical fibers.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.80.043818 PACS number s : 42.81.Dp, 42.65.Sf, 47.20.Ky
Rogue waves are one of those fascinating destructive phe-
nomena in nature that have not been fully explained so far
13 . There is a variety of approaches to deal with rogue
waves 4,5 . Oceanographers commonly agree that linear
theories cannot provide explanations for their existence 6,7 .