New all-optical devices based on third-order nonlinearity of birefringent fibers

Year: 1986

Authors: Daino B., Gregori G., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione U. Bordoni, Istituto Superiore P.T., Viale Europa 160, Roma, Italy

Abstract: Exact solutions for the evolution of the state of polarization along a nonlinear single-mode birefringent fiber are given by means of the Poincaré sphere representation. This approach clearly shows the possibility of realizing a new class of devices, namely, a linear coherent amplifier-mixer and an optically activated polarization switch or a phase-sensitive optical discriminator with high fanout.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 11 (1)      Pages from: 42  to: 44

KeyWords: LIGHT – Birefringence; OPTICAL DEVICES, BIREFRINGENT FIBERS; KERR EFFECT; POLARIZATION SWITCH, OPTICAL FIBERS
DOI: 10.1364/OL.11.000042

Citations: 117
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