We show, taking dispersion into account, that second-harmonic generation in a cavity can be modulationally unstable. In the monostable mode of operation this instability might predominate with respect to self-pulsing instabilities, leading to the generation of stable solitarylike pulse trains.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 17, 1995
Published: August 1, 1996
S. Trillo and M. Haelterman, "Pulse-train generation through modulational instability in intracavity second-harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 21, 1114-1116 (1996)