The modulational instability of a cw optical signal in a glass fiber combined with an externally applied amplitude modulation can be utilized to produce a train of optical solitons with a wide range of pulse width (50–1 psec) and repetition period (≲250 psec).
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 21, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 1984
Published: July 1, 1984
Akira Hasegawa, "Generation of a train of soliton pulses by induced modulational instability in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 9, 288-290 (1984)