WIAS Preprint No. 881, (2003)

Supercontinuum generation by the modelation instability


  • Demircan, Ayhan
  • Bandelow, Uwe
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3677-2347

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 35Q55 35Q60 78A60

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.65.Tg, 42.81.Dp


  • Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation, Optical Fiber, Four-Wave-Mixing


We report on a numerical study of supercontinuum generation in a single-mode optical fiber by the modulation instability. An ultrabroadband octave-spanning continuum is generated for femtosecond pulses with subkilowatt peak power. In particular, we investigate the influence of higher-order effects such as third- and fourth-order dispersion, self-steepening and intrapulse Raman scattering on the supercontinuum generation.

Appeared in

  • Optics Communications, 244 (6), 181-185, 2005.

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