Stochastic polarization instability: Limitation to optical switching using fibers with modulated birefringence

Year: 1987

Authors: Caglioti E., Trillo S., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Viale Europa 190, Rome, 00144, Italy

Abstract: We show that the standard map governs near-separatrix evolution of the polarization state for an intense light wave traveling along a fiber whose linear birefringence has a periodic modulation. This allows us to estimate analytically, in good agreement with numerical experiments, the minimum angle to the unstable axis of a linearly polarized input beam in order to avoid chaotic power-dependent switching of the output polarization state.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 12 (12)      Pages from: 1044  to: 1046

KeyWords: Polarization
DOI: 10.1364/OL.12.001044

Citations: 25
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