Vectorial dispersive shock waves on an incoherent landscape
1 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, 9 av. A. Savary, Dijon, France
2 Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad de Alcalá, 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain
3 Department of Physics, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
4 The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, New Zealand
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Published online: 20 August 2020
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.
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