Experimental observation of polarization instabilities in the optical phase conjugation in a birefringent fiber
Authors: Millot G., Seve E., Wabnitz S.
Autors Affiliation: Cent Natl de la Recherche, Scientifique, Dijon, France
Abstract: Modulation instabilities in nonlinear dispersion or diffractive media leads to the break-up of continuous wave intense beams into trains of ultrashort pulses or to self-filamentation, respectively. In weakly birefringent fibers the optical Kerr effect may cancel the natural birefringence and a cw spatial instability of the states of polarization of light results. This effect leads to modulational polarization instability (MPI) in the mixing between different frequency components in fibers.
KeyWords: Birefringence; Continuous wave lasers; Dispersion (waves); Dye lasers; Laser pulses; Light polarization; Optical Kerr effect; Optical phase conjugation, Modulational polarization instability (MPI), Optical fibersDOI: 10000000000