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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 99–106

Even harmonic pulse train generation by cross-polarization-modulation seeded instability in optical fibers

Julien Fatome, Ibrahim El-Mansouri, Jean-Luc Blanchet, Stéphane Pitois, Guy Millot, Stefano Trillo, and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 99-106 (2013)

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We show that, by properly adjusting the relative state of polarization of the pump and of a weak modulation, with a frequency such that at least one of its even harmonics falls within the band of modulation instability, one obtains a fully modulated wave at the second or higher even harmonic of the initial modulation. An application of this principle to the generation of an 80 GHz optical pulse train with high extinction ratio from a 40 GHz weakly modulated pump is experimentally demonstrated using a nonzero dispersion-shifted fiber in the telecom C band.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2012
Published: December 12, 2012

Julien Fatome, Ibrahim El-Mansouri, Jean-Luc Blanchet, Stéphane Pitois, Guy Millot, Stefano Trillo, and Stefan Wabnitz, "Even harmonic pulse train generation by cross-polarization-modulation seeded instability in optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 99-106 (2013)

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