Polarization dynamics of counterpropagating beams in optical fibers

Year: 1990

Authors: Mikhailov A.V., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: L. D. Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Kosygina 2, Moscow, 117334, Russian Federation; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, Rome, 00142, Italy

Abstract: We study the temporal dynamics of the polarization state of counterpropagating waves in nonlinear-optical fibers, including the effects of birefringence. In the presence of uniform twist, the dynamics may be reduced to an integrable chiral field representation. The stability analysis reveals the temporally stable polarization configurations or ground states. Polarization switching between these states may occur through domain wall solitons.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 15 (19)      Pages from: 1055  to: 1057

KeyWords: Polarization
DOI: 10.1364/OL.15.001055

Citations: 15
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