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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1194–1196

Impact of the third-order dispersion on the modulation instability gain of pulsed signals

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, E. Louvergneaux, M. Kolobov, and M. Taki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1194-1196 (2010)

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We demonstrate that modulation instability gain of time-localized signals (i.e., pulsed signals) depends strongly on the third-order dispersion, contrary to the well-known case of time-extended signals (cw signals). This surprising contribution of an odd dispersion term on this four-photon-mixing process is established analytically and confirmed by numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2010
Published: April 13, 2010

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, E. Louvergneaux, M. Kolobov, and M. Taki, "Impact of the third-order dispersion on the modulation instability gain of pulsed signals," Opt. Lett. 35, 1194-1196 (2010)

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