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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2001
  • pp: 39–41

Continuous-wave ultrahigh-repetition-rate pulse-train generation through modulational instability in a passive fiber cavity

Stéphane Coen and Marc Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 39-41 (2001)

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Thanks to a passive cavity configuration, modulational instability in fibers is successfully observed, for the first time to our knowledge, in the continuous-wave regime. Our technique provides a new means of generating all-optically ultrahigh-repetition-rate pulse trains and opens up new possibilities for the fundamental study of modulational instability and related phenomena.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

Stéphane Coen and Marc Haelterman, "Continuous-wave ultrahigh-repetition-rate pulse-train generation through modulational instability in a passive fiber cavity," Opt. Lett. 26, 39-41 (2001)

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