Polarization switching of stimulated Raman scattering in optical fibers by dual-frequency pumping

Year: 1997

Authors: Tchofo Dinda P., Millot G., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, Ctr. Natl. de la Rech. Scientifique, 5027, Avenue Alain Savary, 21011 Dijon, France

Abstract: Experiments are presented showing that under dual-frequency, orthogonal-polarization pumping, stimulated Raman scattering in optical birefringent fibers can be suppressed in one of the two fiber axes. For relatively small-frequency spacing and group-velocity mismatch between the pumps, Stokes light is suppressed along the polarization direction of the highest-frequency pump, owing to the orthogonal component of the Raman gain.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 22 (21)      Pages from: 1595  to: 1597

KeyWords: Solitons; Modulation; Dispersion regime
DOI: 10.1364/OL.22.001595

Citations: 11
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