We study the impact of residual random birefringence and the resulting polarization-mode dispersion and show that they limit the performance of dual-pump parametric amplifiers even when two pumps are chosen to be orthogonally polarized initially.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
F. Yaman, Q. Lin, and G. P. Agrawal, "Effects of polarization-mode dispersion on dual-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MC31.