Polarization symmetry breaking and pulse train generation from the modulation of light waves

Year: 1997

Authors: Millot G., Seve E., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Faculté des Sciences Mirande, Université de Bourgogne, Avenue A. Savary, B.P. 400, Dijon, 21011, France

Abstract: The interplay of natural and self-induced birefringence leads to a nonlinear polarization symmetry breaking in the process of parametric four-photon scattering. The polarization instability was induced by mixing pump and probe light beams into an optical fiber, and the polarization dependent generation of ultrahigh repetition rate (200 GHz) solitonlike pulse trains was observed in the regime of normal group-velocity dispersion.


Volume: 79 (4)      Pages from: 661  to: 664

KeyWords: Optical fibers; Birefringent fibers; Instability
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.661

Citations: 26
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