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Nonlinear cross-polarization switching and domain wall solitons with counterpropagating laser beams in optical fibers

Year: 2000

Authors: Pitois S., Millot G., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Abstract: The quasi-cw beams counterpropagating in a polarization isotropic optical fiber were analyzed for the polarization instabilities and domain wall generations. The four mutual arrangements in the fiber helped a beam to travel spatially unchanged. Corotating circular polarized waves were immune and stable upon counterpropagation, as per the spatio-temporal stability analysis. Upon injection into the fiber, switching of polarizations led to the evolution of stable polarization domain wall (PDW) solitons.

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KeyWords: Continuous wave lasers; Dielectric materials; Fiber lasers; Light polarization; Solitons, Cross-polarization switching; Polarization domain wall (PDW) solitons; Spatio-temporal polarization, Laser beams
DOI: 10.1109/CLEOE.2000.910379

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