Observation of induced modulational polarization instabilities and pulse-train generation in the normal-dispersion regime of a birefringent optical fiber
Authors: Millot G., Seve E., Wabnitz S., Haelterman M.
Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, Avenue A. Savory, 21011 Dijon, France; Service d\’Optique et Acoustique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 50, Avenue Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Abstract: Four-photon mixing in a low-birefringence fiber is strongly influenced by the orientation of the pump and signal waves with respect to the fiber axes. We experimentally investigated the dependence of the modulational gain spectra on pump power and polarization by mixing orthogonal pump and probe light beams in a birefringent optical fiber. With a pump on the fast fiber axis, a cascade of sidebands was generated in the regime of normal fiber dispersion. These sidebands are shown to correspond to 0.2-0.3-THz trains of pulses with complex polarization profiles. The analysis reveals that, at particular values of the input pump and probe powers and signal frequency detuning, trains of dark-solitonlike pulses can be generated on the axis orthogonal to the pump.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B: OPTICAL PHYSICS
Volume: 15 (4) Pages from: 1266 to: 1277
KeyWords: Cross-phase modulation; White vector solitionsDOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.15.001266Citations: 49data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-12-03References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here