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Controlling modulation instability using an incoherent low amplitude seed
Author(s): Thomas Godin; Duc Minh Nguyen; Shanti Toenger; Yves Combes; Benjamin Wetzel; Thibaut Sylvestre; Goëry Genty; Frédéric Dias; John M. Dudley
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Paper Abstract

We use a continuous-wave low power incoherent seed to control spontaneous modulation instability (MI) in a highly-nonlinear optical fiber. We show both experimentally and numerically that spectral and noise properties of MI can be accurately controlled provided the spectral characteristics of the seed are chosen carefully. Specifically, we evidence the strong influence of the seed coherence on the output pulses signal-to-noise ratio and bandwidth. Stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equation simulations are in excellent agreement with experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91360N (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049722
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Thomas Godin, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Duc Minh Nguyen, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Shanti Toenger, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Yves Combes, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Benjamin Wetzel, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Thibaut Sylvestre, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)
Goëry Genty, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Frédéric Dias, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
John M. Dudley, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Univ. de Franche-Comté (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9136:
Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander V. Sergienko; Arno Rauschenbeutel; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. R. Broderick; Thomas Durt, Editor(s)

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