Bloch wave theory of modulational polarization instabilities in birefringent optical fibers

Year: 1997

Authors: Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59, 00142 Roma, Italy; Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, Faculté de Sciences Mirande, Avenue A. Savary, 21011 Dijon, France

Abstract: The modulational instability gain spectra, of an arbitrarily polarized intense pump wave that experiences periodic nonlinear polarization rotation in a birefringent optical fiber, are derived by Floquet analysis. The predictions of the linearized analysis are confirmed by numerical simulations of the coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations.


Volume: 56 (1 SUPPL. B)      Pages from: 1048  to: 1058

KeyWords: Amplification; Birefringence; Computer simulation; Light polarization; Light propagation; Nonlinear equations; Nonlinear optics; Stability, Birefringent optical fibers; Bloch waves; Floquet analysis; Modulational polarizational instabilities, Optical fibers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.56.1048