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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1879–1881

Spatial modulation instability in a Kerr slab waveguide

Roman Malendevich, Ladislav Jankovic, George Stegeman, and J. Stewart Aitchison  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 23, pp. 1879-1881 (2001)

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We report the observation of noise-initiated modulational instability in AlGaAs slab waveguides at 1.55 µm . Experiments were performed with the local, ultrafast Kerr nonlinearity at half the bandgap. The agreement between experiment and theory for the periodicity versus intensity was good.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Roman Malendevich, Ladislav Jankovic, George Stegeman, and J. Stewart Aitchison, "Spatial modulation instability in a Kerr slab waveguide," Opt. Lett. 26, 1879-1881 (2001)

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