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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1640–1642

Demonstration of a nonlinear gap in the modulational instability spectra of wave propagation in highly birefringent fibers

P. Tchofo Dinda, G. Millot, E. Seve, and M. Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 1640-1642 (1996)

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We investigate modulational instability in normally dispersive highly birefringent fibers. By means of a technique based on a two-frequency pump field we are able to provide evidence for strong nonlinear dependence of the modulational instability spectra. This dependence manifests itself by the appearance of a nonlinear spectral gap in which modulational instability vanishes.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 16, 1996
Published: October 15, 1996

P. Tchofo Dinda, M. Haelterman, G. Millot, and E. Seve, "Demonstration of a nonlinear gap in the modulational instability spectra of wave propagation in highly birefringent fibers," Opt. Lett. 21, 1640-1642 (1996)

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