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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2107–2115

Polarization dependence of stimulated Brillouin scattering in small-core photonic crystal fibers

John E. McElhenny, Radha Pattnaik, and Jean Toulouse  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2107-2115 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.002107


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Abstract

Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) generated from noise in small-core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) exhibits a strong dependence on pump polarization. The polarization dependence of two small-core PCFs is investigated, yielding unexpected results. Both fibers exhibit birefringence resulting in a 90° polarization dependence for the SBS and a 3 dB difference in the SBS threshold between polarizations corresponding to minimum and maximum SBS, respectively. Surprisingly, the transmission of the smaller-core fiber also exhibits a 180° polarization dependence at lower powers due to polarization-dependent loss.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2008
Published: November 25, 2008

Citation
John E. McElhenny, Radha Pattnaik, and Jean Toulouse, "Polarization dependence of stimulated Brillouin scattering in small-core photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 2107-2115 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-12-2107

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