Quantum Electronics Letters: Tunable Coherent IR and MR Sources Utilizing Modulational Instability

Akira Hasegawa, W. F. Brinkman

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Abstract

A new tunable coherent infrared (IR) source is presented. It utilizes the sideband produced by modulational instability of an optical signal in a fiber which results from a combination of anomalous dispersion and the nonlinear Kerr effect. The generated frequency is in proportion to the square root of the optical pump signal. A coherent IR signal is generated by extracting the sideband.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)694-697
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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