Experimental observation of polarization instability in a birefringent optical fiber
Authors: Trillo S., Wabnitz S., Stolen R.H., Assanto G., Seaton C.T., Stegeman G.I.
Autors Affiliation: Fondazione U. Bordoni, Istituto Superiore Poste e Telecomunicazioni, 00144 Roma, Italy; AT and T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ 07733, United States; Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
Abstract: We present the first experimental demonstration of spatial instability in the nonlinear evolution of the state of polarization of an intense light beam in a birefringent Kerr-like medium. As the peak power crosses the threshold for the instability, we observed strong intensity-dependent power transfer between the two counter-rotating circularly polarized waves propagating along a birefringent optical fiber. The experimental results agree well with the theory.
Journal/Review: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
Volume: 49 (19) Pages from: 1224 to: 1226
KeyWords: Light Polarization; Birefringent optical fiberDOI: 10.1063/1.97420Citations: 156data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-11-27References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here