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Title: On the Theory of the Modulation Instability in Optical Fiber and Laser Amplifiers

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.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016299
Report Number(s):
LLNL-CONF-461659
Journal ID: ISSN 0277-786X; TRN: US1103036
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 7914; Conference: Presented at: Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, United States, Jan 22 - Jan 27, 2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ADIABATIC APPROXIMATION; AMPLIFIERS; FIBERS; INSTABILITY; LASERS; MODULATION; OPTICAL FIBERS; PERFORMANCE; SOLID STATE LASERS; SOLITONS

Citation Formats

Rubenchik, A M, Turitsyn, S K, and Fedoruk, M P. On the Theory of the Modulation Instability in Optical Fiber and Laser Amplifiers. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1117/12.877737.
Rubenchik, A M, Turitsyn, S K, & Fedoruk, M P. On the Theory of the Modulation Instability in Optical Fiber and Laser Amplifiers. United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877737
Rubenchik, A M, Turitsyn, S K, and Fedoruk, M P. Wed . "On the Theory of the Modulation Instability in Optical Fiber and Laser Amplifiers". United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877737. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016299.
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title = {On the Theory of the Modulation Instability in Optical Fiber and Laser Amplifiers},
author = {Rubenchik, A M and Turitsyn, S K and Fedoruk, M P},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1117/12.877737},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1016299}, journal = {},
issn = {0277-786X},
number = ,
volume = 7914,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {11}
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