1 May 2014 Controlling modulation instability using an incoherent low amplitude seed
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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.
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Thomas Godin, Thomas Godin, Duc Minh Nguyen, Duc Minh Nguyen, Shanti Toenger, Shanti Toenger, Yves Combes, Yves Combes, Benjamin Wetzel, Benjamin Wetzel, Thibaut Sylvestre, Thibaut Sylvestre, Goëry Genty, Goëry Genty, Frédéric Dias, Frédéric Dias, John M. Dudley, John M. Dudley, } "Controlling modulation instability using an incoherent low amplitude seed", Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91360N (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049722; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2049722

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