Modulational instability oscillation in nonlinear dispersive ring cavity

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunori Suzuki, Hermann A. Haus

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Periodic-intensity self-oscillation caused by modulational instability is observed for the first time in a nonlinear dispersive fiber ring cavity. The oscillation stops immediately when the phase coherence is disturbed by cavity detuning. It is found that a noninstantaneous response of the nonlinear index competes with the modulational instability gain and produces asymmetrical Stokes sidebands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5193-5196
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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