The coupled spatiotemporal instability of partial coherence is shown to occur in the Kerr medium. The nonlinear dispersion relation for the modulation instability is derived. A novel conclusion can be obtained: it is found that the width of temporal spectrum influences not only the temporal instability but also spatial instability.

© 2007 IEEE

PDF Article
More Like This
Spatiotemporal instabilities of femtosecond pulses in dispersive nonlinear media

E. J. S. Fonseca, Solange B. Cavalcanti, and J. M. Hickmann
QWD4 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS) 1995

Spatiotemporal modulational instabilities and colored conical emission in a quadratically nonlinear medium

Jian Wu, Kun Wu, Han Xu, and Heping Zeng
FWH7 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2004

Nonlinear Self-filtering via Modulation Instability

Dmitry V. Dylov and Jason W. Fleischer
PDP_A3 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2007


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access Optica Member Subscription