New all-optical devices based on third-order nonlinearity of birefringent fibers
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 FIBERSDOI: 10.1364/OL.11.000042Citations: 117data 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