In this paper, we study the optical Kerr effect theoretically in multimode birefringent optical fibers in connection with the characteristics of the fiber and excitation conditions. We observe experimentally, for a pump power 2 W in the fundamental mode, 70% modulation depth for the probe light with multimodal coupling.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 28, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983
A. Saïssy, J. Botineau, and D. B. Ostrowsky, "Effet Kerr optique dans une fibre optique biréfringente multimode," Appl. Opt. 22, 3869-3873 (1983)