The phase-sensitive nature of polarization modulation instability has been demonstrated in optical fibers whose birefringence has been manipulated to generate phase mismatches. Quasi-phase-matched modulation instability has been demonstrated, and the gain of the quasi-phase-matched sidebands has been investigated. The results are in good agreement with experiment.
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S. G. Murdoch, M. D. Thomson, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey, "Quasi-phase-matched modulation instability in birefringent fibers," Opt. Lett. 22, 682-684 (1997)