Scientific Results

Theory of fiber optic lossless polarizers

Year: 2011

Authors: Wabnitz S., Kozlov V.V., Nuño J.

Autors Affiliation: University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering, Via Branze 38, Brescia 25123, Italy; St.-Petersburg University, Department of Physics, St.-Petersburg, Petrodvoretz, 198504, Russian Federation; Instituto de Optica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), 28006 Madrid, Spain

Abstract: We present a theoretical description of the light-by-light (nonlinear) polarization control of CW optical beams and short pulses. The present theory only deals with counter-propagating optical beams, for which the effects of group-velocity dispersion (GVD) are typically negligible. Indeed, GVD effects may only slightly modify the performance of lossless polarizers: therefore they are not significant for a basic understanding of the operation of these devices.

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KeyWords: Counterpropagating; Lossless; Optical beams; Polarization control; Short pulse, Electron optics; Light; Optical instruments; Optics; Quantum electronics, Laser theory
DOI: 10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943132

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