1 May 2014 Normal dispersion modulation instability in an As2Se3 chalcogenide hybrid microwire
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We use hybrid polymer-chalcogenide optical microwires to realize mid-infrared frequency conversion via the process of normal dispersion modulation instability (MI). Phase-matching is achieved through a negative fourth-order dispersion coefficient and leads to the apparition of parametric sidebands located at 2 μm and 3.5 μm, corresponding to a frequency shift of 30 Thz relative to the pump, which is among the largest reported using normal-dispersion pumped MI in a singlepass configuration in the mid-IR Stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equation simulations are in excellent agreement with experiments.
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Thomas Godin, Yves Combes, Raja Ahmad, Martin Rochette, Thibaut Sylvestre, John M. Dudley, "Normal dispersion modulation instability in an As2Se3 chalcogenide hybrid microwire", Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91360P (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051482; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2051482
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