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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 482–484

Self-induced modulational instability laser revisited: normal dispersion and dark-pulse train generation

Thibaut Sylvestre, Stéphane Coen, Philippe Emplit, and Marc Haelterman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 482-484 (2002)

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We study theoretically and experimentally the so-called self-induced modulational instability laser and show that the passive mode-locking mechanism that is at play in this laser relies on a dissipative four-wave mixing process that leads to generation of a dark-pulse train in the normal-dispersion regime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Thibaut Sylvestre, Stéphane Coen, Philippe Emplit, and Marc Haelterman, "Self-induced modulational instability laser revisited: normal dispersion and dark-pulse train generation," Opt. Lett. 27, 482-484 (2002)

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