Observation of modulation instability in a fibre soliton laser

D. Y. Tang, P. D. Drummond, W. S. Man, H. Y. Tam, M. S. Demokan

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Abstract

Modulation instability is the well-known tendency in anomalous dispersion fibres for small variations in an almost constant power level to grow exponentially. For an erbium doped fibre soliton laser, although it operates in the anomalous dispersion regime of the fibre used and a strong internal gain exits in it, because a soliton pulse is inherently stable against modulation instability, normally no modulation instability can be observed. In this paper we report on an experimental observation of modulation instability in a passively mode-locked fibre soliton ring laser. We show that due to modulation instability, dispersive waves of the laser can become unstable and consequently result in the generation of new spectral components in the soliton spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages417-418
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780356616, 9780780356610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1999 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 Aug 19993 Sep 1999

Publication series

NameCLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Volume2

Conference

Conference1999 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period30/08/993/09/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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