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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 10, 2006
  • pp: 108–110

Modulation instability of broad optical beams in nonlinear media with general nonlinearity

Hongcheng Wang and Weilong She  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 108-110 (2006)

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The modulation instability of quasi-plane-wave optical beams is investigated in the frame of generalized Schrodinger equation with the nonlinear term of a general form. General expressions are derived for the dispersion relation, the critical transverse spatial frequency, as well as the instability growth rate. The analysis generalizes the known results reported previously. A detailed discussion on the modulation instability in biased centrosymmetric photorefractive media is also given.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Hongcheng Wang and Weilong She, "Modulation instability of broad optical beams in nonlinear media with general nonlinearity," Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 108-110 (2006)

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