Nonlinear polarization dynamics of Kerr beam self-cleaning in a graded-index multimode optical fiber

Year: 2019

Authors: Krupa K., Castañeda G.G., Tonello A., Niang A., Kharenko D.S., Fabert M., Couderc V., Millot G., Minoni U., Modotto D., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Brescia, via Branze 38, Brescia, 25123, Italy; Université de Limoges, XLIM, UMR CNRS 7252, 123 Avenue A. Thomas, Limoges, 87060, France; Novosibirsk State University, 1 Pirogova street, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation; Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, ICB UMR CNRS 6303, 9 Avenue A. Savary, Dijon, 21078, France

Abstract: We experimentally study polarization dynamics of Kerr beam self-cleaning in a graded-index multimode optical fiber. We show that spatial beam cleaning is accompanied by nonlinear polarization rotation and a significant increase of the degree of linear polarization.

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 44 (1)      Pages from: 171  to: 174

More Information: We thank G. Brambilla and A. Barthélémy for helpful remarks.
KeyWords: Cleaning; Multimode fibers; Optical fibers; Polarization, Degree of linear polarization; Graded index; Multimode optical fibers; Nonlinear polarization rotation; Nonlinear polarizations; Polarization dynamics; Self cleaning; Spatial beams, Nonlinear optics
DOI: 10.1364/OL.44.000171

Citations: 15
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