Modulational instability of few-cycle pulses in optical fibers
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati - Guwahati-781039, Assam, India
Accepted: 4 October 2010
We investigate the modulation instability of a mathematical model appropriate for few-cycle optical pulses with pulse duration as short as one carrier oscillation cycle in the context of a standard silica fiber operating at the telecommunication wavelength, 1550 nm. Propagation of soliton-like few-cycle pulses in the medium is subject to the fulfillment of the modulation instability criteria.
PACS: 42.65.Tg – Optical solitons; nonlinear guided waves / 42.65.-k – Nonlinear optics / 42.65.Sf – Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics
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