Additive-modulation-instability ring laser in the normal dispersion regime of a fiber

Year: 1992

Authors: Haelterman M., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy; Service d’Optique Théorique et Appliquée, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 50 avenue F. D. Roosevelt, CP 194/5, Brussels, B-1050, Belgium

Abstract: A synchronously pumped modulational-instability ring laser with a nonlinear dispersive fiber can be operated in both the anomalous and the normal dispersion regimes. We obtain simple analytical expressions for the sideband gain in the cavity by using an average pulse formalism. The numerical simulations indicate that stable stationary trains of pulses may be formed in the cavity. This is independent of the sign of the dispersion.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 17 (10)      Pages from: 745  to: 747

KeyWords: Polarization instability
DOI: 10.1364/OL.17.000745

Citations: 127
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