Switching off polarization modulation instabilities in photonic crystal fibers

Year: 2006

Authors: Tonello A., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5027, 21078 Dijon-Cedex, France; Dipartimento di Elettronica per l\’Automazione, Università di Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Abstract: By considering the full frequency-dependent dispersion and birefringence properties of a photonic crystal fiber, we found that fourth-order dispersion has a striking influence on the spectrum of modulation polarization instabilities with either group or phase birefringence phase matching. The lower threshold is frustrated and an upper threshold is created for linear birefringence values that lead to parametric gain.


Volume: 18 (5-8)      Pages from: 953  to: 955

KeyWords: Birefringence; Light amplifiers; Light polarization; Light propagation; Nonlinear optics; Parametric amplifiers, Frequency-dependent dispersion; Parametric gain; Phase matching; Photonic crystal fibers; Polarization modulation instabilities, Optical fibers
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2006.873569

Citations: 3
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