Dissipation induced modulation instabilities: gain-through-losses in nonlinear optics

Auro_Michele Perego
Aston University, Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies, B4 7ET Aston Triangle, Birmingham, UK
We present results on a dissipative modulation instability caused by the presence of asymmetric spectral losses for signal and idler waves. Such instability can occur without satisfying standard phase-matching conditions and has applications in a variety of nonlinear optical systems especially in the design of a novel class of fiber optics parametric amplifiers, optical parametric oscillators and optical frequency combs sources.