Stability analysis of polarization attraction in optical fibers

Year: 2013

Authors: Turitsyn K., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139, IA, United States; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell\’Informazione, Università Degli Studi di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Abstract: The nonlinear cross-polarization interaction among two intense counterpropagating beams in a span of lossless randomly birefringent telecom optical fiber may lead to the attraction an initially polarization scrambled signal towards wave with a well-defined state of polarization at the fiber output. By exploiting exact analytical solutions of the nonlinear polarization coupling process we carry out a linear stability study which reveals that temporally stable stationary solutions are only obtained whenever the output signal polarization is nearly orthogonal to the input pump polarization. Moreover, we predict that polarization attraction is acting in full strength whenever equally intense signal and pump waves are used.

Journal/Review: OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS (PRINT)

Volume: 307      Pages from: 62  to: 66

More Information: We are especially grateful to Victor V. Kozlov, who has inspired and motivated us during the early stages of this investigation, and who unfortunately could not see the end of this work because of his tragic decease. This work was sponsored by the UniBS-MIT-MechE faculty exchange program co-sponsored by the Cariplo Foundation, Italy under grant 2008-2290.
KeyWords: Counter-propagating beam; Cross polarizations; Exact analytical solutions; Nonlinear polarizations; Stability analysis; State of polarization; Stationary solutions; Telecom optical fibers, Nonlinear optics; Optical fibers; Stability, Polarization
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2013.05.061

Citations: 10
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