The Modulational Instability Laser-part Ii: Theory

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunori Suzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, Hermann A. Haus

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A general analysis of the modulational instability laser in a nonlinear dispersive cavity is presented. The theory is developed of the feedback-induced modulational instability. By introducing the pump depletion within one circulation of the pump pulse, the steady-state MIL oscillation can be predicted. The ripple frequency is equal to the modulational instability frequency fmi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2045-2052
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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