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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering