Analytic theory of fiber-optic Raman polarizers

Year: 2012

Authors: Kozlov V.V., Nuño J., Ania-Castañón J.D., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Department of Information Engineering, Università di Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Department of Physics, St.-Petersburg State University, Petrodvoretz, St.-Petersburg, 198504, Russian Federation; Instituto de Optica, IO-CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain

Abstract: The Raman polarizer is a Raman amplifier which not only amplifies but also re-polarizes light. We propose a relatively simple and analytically tractable model – the ideal Raman polarizer, for describing the operation of this device. The model efficiently determines key device parameters such as the degree of polarization, the alignment parameter, the gain and the RIN variance.

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 20 (24)      Pages from: 27242  to: 27247

KeyWords: Light amplifiers, Alignment parameter; Analytic theory; Degree of polarization; Device parameters; Raman amplifier, Optical instruments, amplifier; article; comparative study; computer simulation; equipment; equipment design; fiber optics; light; Raman spectrometry; theoretical model, Amplifiers, Electronic; Computer Simulation; Equipment Design; Fiber Optic Technology; Light; Models, Theoretical; Spectrum Analysis, Raman
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.027242