Abstract

Thanks to a passive cavity configuration, modulational instability in fibers is successfully observed, for the first time to our knowledge, in the continuous-wave regime. Our technique provides a new means of generating all-optically ultrahigh-repetition-rate pulse trains and opens up new possibilities for the fundamental study of modulational instability and related phenomena.

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S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1980

A. Hasegawa and W. F. Brinkman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 694 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1967

T. J. Benjamin and J. E. Feir, J. Fluid Mech. 27, 417 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

Benjamin, T. J.

T. J. Benjamin and J. E. Feir, J. Fluid Mech. 27, 417 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Brinkman, W. F.

A. Hasegawa and W. F. Brinkman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 694 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Coen, S.

S. Coen and M. Haelterman, Opt. Commun. 146, 339 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Davis, G. M.

Delage, L.

S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Emplit, Ph.

S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
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Feir, J. E.

T. J. Benjamin and J. E. Feir, J. Fluid Mech. 27, 417 (1967).
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Haelterman, M.

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Harvey, J. D.

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[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5193 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Itoh, H.

Leonhardt, R.

Murdoch, S. G.

Nakazawa, M.

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5193 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reynaud, F.

S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Simohamed, L. M.

S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
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Sudo, S.

Suzuki, K.

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5193 (1988).
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K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135 (1986).
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Tomita, A.

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Trillo, S.

Wabnitz, S.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. Hasegawa and W. F. Brinkman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 16, 694 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Fluid Mech.

T. J. Benjamin and J. E. Feir, J. Fluid Mech. 27, 417 (1967).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

S. Coen, M. Haelterman, Ph. Emplit, L. Delage, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2283 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

S. Coen and M. Haelterman, Opt. Commun. 146, 339 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5193 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier; DFB, distributed feedback; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer; PZT, piezoelectric transducer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Optical spectrum and (b) intensity autocorrelation trace (thick solid curve) at the output of the MI laser. The dashed curve in (b) is a theoretical fit obtained from the pulse train shown in (c), whose spectrum corresponds to the experimental measurement (a).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectra at the output of the MI laser with Pin=130 mW for two values of the cavity detuning.

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