Modulation instability for a relaxational Kerr medium

Xue Liu, Joseph W. Haus*, S. M. Shahriar

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We investigated on the influence of a temporally dispersive Kerr effect on the modulation instability and the propagation of solitary wave pulse. The modulation instability gain is derived and compared with numerical calculations. The role of nonlinear response time on reshaping the solitary pulse is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2907-2912
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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