Optical multistability and phase conjugation fidelity in a high-birefringence optical fiber
Authors: Trillo S., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Viale Europa 190, 00144 Rome, Italy
Abstract: We derive an exact solution including pump depletion of collinear four-wave mixing in a birefringent Kerr medium. We find mirrorless optical multistability for a linearly polarized backscattered signal with orthogonal pumps at cw power levels using a few meters of polarization-maintaining silica fiber. An expression for the nonlinear phase distortion of ideal phase conjugation is obtained, showing a fundamental limitation to generating time-reversed wave fronts using Kerr nonlinearity.
Journal/Review: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
Volume: 51 (8) Pages from: 555 to: 557
KeyWords: Light PolarizationDOI: 10.1063/1.98345Citations: 6data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-09-17References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here