Self-injected spatial mode locking and coherent all-optical FM/AM switching based on modulational instability

Year: 1991

Authors: Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy

Abstract: A geometric analysis of modulational instability reveals that spatiotemporally stable amplitude and frequency modulations may propagate in a nonlinear dispersive fiber, owing to self-injected locking of the temporal modes. We describe the close connection between the coherent nonlinear switching of an intense carrier by means of a weak modulating signal and similar instabilities in birefringent fibers and nonlinear directional couplers.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 16 (20)      Pages from: 1566  to: 1568

KeyWords: Fiber; Polarization; Devices
DOI: 10.1364/OL.16.001566

Citations: 21
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