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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4305–4307

Active reduction of fluctuations in fourth-order modulation instability

K. Hammani, C. Finot, R. Habert, A. Mussot, and A. Kudlinski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4305-4307 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004305


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Abstract

We experimentally study the fluctuation properties of a scalar fourth-order modulation instability (MI) process obtained by pumping a photonic crystal fiber in the normal dispersion region. We observe large wavelength-dependent pulse-to-pulse fluctuations that cannot be significantly reduced by stimulating the process with a single seed. Their reduction requires two seeds slightly detuned from the maximum gain frequency in order to also stimulate the second-order MI process cascaded from the fourth-order one. This concept is validated by experiments and numerical simulations.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Citation
K. Hammani, C. Finot, R. Habert, A. Mussot, and A. Kudlinski, "Active reduction of fluctuations in fourth-order modulation instability," Opt. Lett. 37, 4305-4307 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4305

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