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Nonlinear polarization effects in optical fibers: Polarization attraction and modulation instability [Invited]

Year: 2014

Authors: Millot G., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), UMR 6303 CNRS, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France; Dipartimento di Ingegneria Dell\’Informazione, Università di Brescia, Via Branze 38, Brescia, 25123, Italy

Abstract: We review polarization stabilization techniques based on the polarization attraction effect in low-birefringence fibers. Polarization attraction or pulling may be based on cross-polarization modulation, on parametric amplification, and on Raman or Brillouin scattering. We also review methods for laser frequency conversion based on polarization modulation instabilities in low-and high-birefringence fibers, and photonic crystal fibers. Polarization instabilities in nonlinear fibers may also be exploited for sensing applications.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B: OPTICAL PHYSICS

Volume: 31 (11)      Pages from: 2754  to: 2768

More Information: This work was carried out with support from the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) through grant 2008MPSSNX, the Conseil Regional de Bourgogne, the Labex ACTION program (contract ANR-11-LABX-01-01), and the iXCore Foundation.
KeyWords: Birefringence; Fibers; Modulation; Nonlinear optics; Optical fibers; Optical parametric amplifiers; Photonic crystal fibers; Single mode fibers, Birefringence fibers; Cross polarization modulation; High-birefringence fibers; Modulation instabilities; Nonlinear polarization effects; Parametric amplification; Polarization modulation; Polarization stabilization, Polarization
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.31.002754

Citations: 24
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