Theoretical study of polarization attraction in high-birefringence and spun fibers

Year: 2010

Authors: Kozlov V.V., Wabnitz S.

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

Abstract: Lossless polarizers are conservative nonlinear optical devices that transform unpolarized light into highly polarized light without polarization-dependent losses. The device proposed here consists of an up to 100-m-long segment of nonlinear highly birefringent or unidirectionally spun fiber pumped from the output end by an intense backwardpropagating beam. An initially unpolarized (scrambled) signal beam acquires a degree of polarization close to 100% toward the fiber output.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 35 (23)      Pages from: 3949  to: 3951

KeyWords: Degree of polarization; High birefringence; Lossless; Nonlinear optical devices; Polarization dependent loss; Polarized light; Signal beams; Spun fiber; Theoretical study; Unpolarized light, Birefringence; Optical instruments; Polarization, Spinning (fibers)
DOI: 10.1364/OL.35.003949

Citations: 24
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