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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 20 — Oct. 6, 2003
  • pp: 2619–2633

Parametric instabilities driven by orthogonal pump waves in birefringent fibers

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and C. Xie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 20, pp. 2619-2633 (2003)

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The four-sideband model of parametric instabilities driven by orthogonal pump waves in birefringent fibers is developed and validated by numerical simulations. A polynomial eigenvalue equation is derived and used to determine how the spatial growth rates and frequency bandwidths of various instabilities depend on the system parameters. The maximal growth rate is associated with a group-speed matched four-sideband process (coupled modulation instability), whereas broad-bandwidth gain is associated primarily with a two-sideband process (phase conjugation). This four-sideband model facilitates the design of parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves with different frequencies and polarizations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

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Original Manuscript: July 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2003
Published: October 6, 2003

C. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and C. Xie, "Parametric instabilities driven by orthogonal pump waves in birefringent fibers," Opt. Express 11, 2619-2633 (2003)

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