Modulational Instability and Stimulated Raman Scattering in Normally Dispersive Highly Birefringent Fibers

Year: 2001

Authors: Millot G., Dinda P.T., Seve E., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Lab. Phys. l\’Univ. Bourgogne (LPUB), U. Mixte de Recherche (UMR), CNRS 5027, 9 Av. A. Savary, 21078, Dijon, France

Abstract: The nonlinear interaction of two laser beams in normally dispersive highly birefringent optical fibers leads to a large set of fascinating physical effects such as modulational instability (MI) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). These two nonlinear phenomena have a positive role as a mechanism for the generation of short optical pulses and represent a drawback in fiber-optics transmissions. Indeed, we will show that an induced process of modulational instability may be exploited for the generation of THz train of vector dark solitons. The technique of frequency-resolved optical gating is used to completely characterize the intensity and phase of the dark soliton trains. On the other hand, we shall discuss control processes for MI and SRS in birefringent optical fibers. In particular, we analyze experiments showing that with dual-frequency, orthogonal polarization pumping one may achieve the simultaneous suppression of modulational instability and substantial reduction of stimulated Raman scattering.

Journal/Review: OPTICAL FIBER TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 7 (3)      Pages from: 170  to: 205

More Information: Institut Universitaire de France, IUF. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS. Conseil Régional de Bretagne. Ministère de l\’Education Nationale, de la Formation professionnelle, de l\’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique. Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, ACI. – The authors thank John Dudley, Philippe Grelu, Fran¸cois Gutty, Marc Haelterman, HervéMaillotte, Stéphane Pitois, Thibaut Sylvestre, and Stefano Trillo for their collaboration on many aspects of the material presented in this review article and for many fruitful discussions and advices. The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Conseil Régional de Bourgogne, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and the Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie under Contract ACI Jeunes No 2015. G. M. acknowledges financial support from the Institut Universitaire de France.
KeyWords: Cross-phase-modulation; Pulse-train generatio; Dark soliton trains
DOI: 10.1006/ofte.2000.0356

Citations: 33
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