Role of polarization mode dispersion on modulational instability in optical fibers

Year: 2001

Authors: Garnier J., Abdullaev F.K., Seve E., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex 91128, France; Physical-Technical Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences, G. Mavlyanov Street 2-b, Tashkent, 700084, Uzbekistan; Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, 9 avenue A. Savary, Dijon 21011, France; Undersea Transmissions Group, Alcatel-CRC, Route de Nozay, Marcoussis 91460, France

Abstract: The evolution of the modulational instability (MI) gain spectrum in optical fibers in the presence of linear random birefringence was studied. In the model, both a random variation of the absolute value of the birefringence as well as a random coupling between the two fiber axes were included. It was found that even when the deterministic case is completely stable, birefringence randomness may lead to polarization MI.


Volume: 63 (6 II)      Pages from: 66616  to: 66616

KeyWords: Computer simulation; Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions; Electromagnetic waves; Nonlinear equations; Optical fibers; Random processes; Spectrum analysis, Linear stability analysis; Modulational instability; Polarization mode dispersion; Schrodinger equation; Stochastic calculus, Light polarization
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.63.066616