On the theory of the modulation instability in optical fiber and laser amplifiers


The modulation instability (MI) in optical fiber amplifiers and lasers with anomalous dispersion leads to CW beam breakup and the growth of multiple pulses. This can be both a detrimental effect, limiting the performance of amplifiers, and also an underlying physical mechanism in the operation of MI-based devices. Here we revisit the analytical theory of MI in fiber optical amplifiers. The results of the exact theory are compared with the previously used adiabatic approximation model, and the range of applicability of the latter is determined. The same technique is applicable to the study of spatial MI in solid state laser amplifiers and MI in non-uniform media.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877737
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: Alexander M. Rubenchik ; Sergei K. Turitsyn and Michail P. Fedoruk, "On the theory of the modulation instability in optical fiber and laser amplifiers", Fiber Lasers VIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, eds. JW Dawson & EC Honea, Proc. SPIE 7914, 791434 (2011). Copyright 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.877737
Event Title: Fiber Lasers VIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2011-01-24 - 2011-01-27
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibers,modulation instability,optical amplifier,soliton laser,Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN: 978-0-8194-8451-2
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 08:26
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 09:30
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2011-01-22
Authors: Rubenchik, Alexander M.
Turitsyn, Sergei K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0101-3834)
Fedoruk, Michail P.



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