Control of modulation and soliton polarization instabilities in photonic crystal fibers with birefringence management

Year: 2007

Authors: Tonello A., Wabnitz S., Martynkien T., Golojuch G., Urbanczyk W.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5027, 9 Av. Savary, Dijon-Cedex 21078, France; XLIM Département Photonique, UMR CNRS 6172, Université de Limoges, 123 Av. A. Thomas, Limoges 87060, France; Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, W. Wyspianskiego 27, Wroclaw 50-370, Poland

Abstract: Photonic crystal fibers with composite linear birefringence, that is induced by both microstructure geometry and stress applying parts, permit the management of the wavelength dependence of both group and phase birefringence. In this work we investigate the novel nonlinear propagation phenomena that are enabled by birefringence management. Vector modulation instability is enhanced near the zero phase birefringence wavelength. Soliton polarization instability is controlled by Raman self-frequency shifting across the zero phase birefringence wavelength.


Volume: 39 (4-6)      Pages from: 435  to: 453

More Information: This work was partially supported by European COST P11 collaboration
KeyWords: Composite linear birefringence; Optical solitions; Soliton polarization, Birefringence; Microstructure; Nonlinear optics; Photonic crystals; Polarization; Solitons, Fiber optics
DOI: 10.1007/s11082-007-9103-7

Citations: 4
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