Theory of lossless polarization attraction in highly nonlinear high birefringence and spun fibers

Year: 2011

Authors: Wabnitz S., Kozlov V.V.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell\’ Informazione, Universitá di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Physics Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Petrodvoretz, 198504, Russian Federation

Abstract: An initially unpolarized beam acquires a high degree of polarization towards the output, when a fiber is pumped by an intense counterpropagating beam. This process does not introduce polarization-dependent losses inherent to conventional polarizers.

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KeyWords: Counter-propagating beam; Degree of polarization; High birefringence; Highly nonlinear; Lossless; Polarization dependent loss; Spun fiber, Polarization, Spinning (fibers)
DOI: 10.1109/PHOTWTM.2011.5730098