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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3360–3366

Modulational instability of copropagating light beams induced by cubic–quintic nonlinearity in nonlinear negative-index material

Rama Gupta, Thokala Soloman Raju, Choragudi Nagaraja Kumar, and Prasanta K. Panigrahi  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 3360-3366 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.003360


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Abstract

We study the modulational instability (MI) of the continuous wave propagating through negative-index materials, based on the coupled cubic–quintic nonlinear Schrödinger equations. A comparison is made with the already available results on MI without including the quintic term. We find that this term helps in achieving MI, in otherwise impossible combinations of dispersion and nonlinearity. For example, spatial MI can occur in the focusing regime, and temporal MI becomes possible in the anomalous dispersion for defocusing nonlinearity, while in the case of the normal dispersion regime, it occurs for focusing nonlinearity, and spatiotemporal MI can occur in the focusing nonlinearity and normal dispersion. Moreover, this additional term provides extra freedom to control the amplitude of the MI gain profile.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: November 21, 2012

Citation
Rama Gupta, Thokala Soloman Raju, Choragudi Nagaraja Kumar, and Prasanta K. Panigrahi, "Modulational instability of copropagating light beams induced by cubic–quintic nonlinearity in nonlinear negative-index material," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3360-3366 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-12-3360

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