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Physical Review A
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Modulational instability for normal dispersion

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Abstract

The observation of modulational instability of optical waves in the normal dispersion region has been accomplished through the copropagation of two nonlinearly coupled, orthogonally polarized visible waves in a strongly birefringent optical fiber. Intensity autocorrelations exhibit 1/4 3.5-THz oscillations on both waves, and each wave spectrum develops a single shifted frequency sideband. The results agree well with an analysis of coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

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01 Jul 1990

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Physical Review A

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