Polarization domains and instabilities in nonlinear optical fibers

Year: 1993

Authors: Wabnitz S., Daino B.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, 00142 Rome, Italy

Abstract: We study the possibility of generating polarization wall solitary waves in nonlinear optical fibers. These walls represent a polarization switching between two domains along the fiber where the state of polarization of two intense counterpropagating beams is a stable arrangement of the field. We show that the presence of spatiotemporal chaotic instabilities set an upper bound to the maximum fiber length (or input power).

Journal/Review: PHYSICS LETTERS A

Volume: 182 (2-3)      Pages from: 289  to: 293

KeyWords: Counterpropagating beams; Spatial-distribution; Chaos; Dynamics
DOI: 10.1016/0375-9601(93)91073-E

Citations: 19
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