Optical multistability and phase conjugation fidelity in a high-birefringence optical fiber

Year: 1987

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.


Volume: 51 (8)      Pages from: 555  to: 557

KeyWords: Light Polarization
DOI: 10.1063/1.98345

Citations: 6
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