Impact of the Third-Order Dispersion on the Modulation Instability Gain of Pulsed Signals

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, E Louvergneaux, M. Kolobov, M. Taki
2010 Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy   unpublished
We demonstrate that modulation instability gain of time-localized signals (i.e., pulsed signals) depends strongly on the third-order dispersion, contrary to the well-known case of time-extended signals (cw signals). This surprising contribution of an odd dispersion term on this four-photon-mixing process is established analytically and confirmed by numerical simulations.
doi:10.1364/np.2010.nmc7 fatcat:j7ykw2rljjd63lo4mvvpuiwj2a