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

Alexander M. Rubenchik, Sergei K. Turitsyn, Michail P. Fedoruk

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers VIII
Subtitle of host publicationtechnology, systems, and applications
EditorsJay W. Dawson, Eric C. Honea
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8451-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2011
EventFiber Lasers VIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Jan 201127 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume7914
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceFiber Lasers VIII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period24/01/1127/01/11

Bibliographical note

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).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.877737

Keywords

  • fibers
  • modulation instability
  • optical amplifier
  • soliton laser

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    Effect of Rayleigh-scattering distributed feedback on multiwavelength Raman fiber laser generation

    El-Taher, A. E., Harper, P., Babin, S. A., Churkin, D. V., Podivilov, E. V., Ania-Castañón, J. D. & Turitsyn, S. K., 22 Jan 2011, Fiber Lasers VIII: technology, systems, and applications. Dawson, J. W. & Honea, E. C. (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 7 p. 791433. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 7914).

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    Rubenchik, A. M., Turitsyn, S. K., & Fedoruk, M. P. (2011). On the theory of the modulation instability in optical fiber and laser amplifiers. In J. W. Dawson, & E. C. Honea (Eds.), Fiber Lasers VIII: technology, systems, and applications [791434] (SPIE Proceedings; Vol. 7914). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877737