Observation of soliton turbulence via coupled bump-on-tail instabilities

Dmitry V. Dylov, Can Sun, Jason W. Fleischer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We experimentally observe the algebraic k-2 spectrum of soliton turbulence via the coupled interaction of two all-optical bump-on-tail instabilities. The observation confirms predictions of energy equipartition based on wave kinetic theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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