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Modulational instability in a layered Kerr medium: theory and experiment.

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We present the first experimental investigation of modulational instability in a layered Kerr medium. The particularly interesting and appealing feature of our configuration, consisting of alternating glass-air layers, is the piecewise-constant nature of the material properties, which allows a theoretical linear stability analysis leading to a Kronig-Penney equation whose forbidden bands correspond to the modulationally unstable regimes. We find very good quantitative agreement between theore...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Journal:
Physical Review Letters
Volume:
97
Issue:
23
Pages:
234101
Publication date:
2006-12-01
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EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Source identifiers:
5012
Language:
English
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pubs:5012
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uuid:0a57a004-294f-46eb-8fbf-e05642c26807
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pubs:5012
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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