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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2660–2667

Theory of modulational instability in fiber Bragg gratings

C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2660-2667 (1998)

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Modulational instability in fiber Bragg gratings is investigated by coupled-mode theory. In the presence of anomalous dispersion the standard nonlinear Schrödinger results are obtained at low powers, although at higher powers, deviations from this well-known behavior occur. For normal dispersion an instability with a finite threshold is found. This instability has no equivalent in the nonlinear Schrödinger equation.

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(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

C. Martijn de Sterke, "Theory of modulational instability in fiber Bragg gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2660-2667 (1998)

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