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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1786–1788

Spatial modulational instability in one-dimensional lithium niobate slab waveguides

H. Fang, R. Malendevich, R. Schiek, and G. I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 24, pp. 1786-1788 (2000)

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We report an experimental study of the breakup through modulational instability of broad fundamental beams near the phase-matching condition for second-harmonic generation in lithium niobate slab waveguides. Two mechanisms for initiating modulational instability, waveguide imperfections and noise on the input beam, are identified.

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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

H. Fang, R. Malendevich, R. Schiek, and G. I. Stegeman, "Spatial modulational instability in one-dimensional lithium niobate slab waveguides," Opt. Lett. 25, 1786-1788 (2000)

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