Anisotropic Optical Shock Waves in Isotropic Media with Giant Nonlocal Nonlinearity.

  title={Anisotropic Optical Shock Waves in Isotropic Media with Giant Nonlocal Nonlinearity.},
  author={Giulia Marcucci and Xubo Hu and Phillip Cala and Weining Man and Davide Pierangeli and Claudio Conti and Zhigang Chen},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={125 24},
Dispersive shock waves in thermal optical media are nonlinear phenomena whose intrinsic irreversibility is described by time asymmetric quantum mechanics. Recent studies demonstrated that the nonlocal wave breaking evolves in an exponentially decaying dynamics ruled by the reversed harmonic oscillator, namely, the simplest irreversible quantum system in the rigged Hilbert spaces. The generalization of this theory to more complex scenarios is still an open question. In this work, we use a… 

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