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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1782–1791

Nonlinear repolarization dynamics in optical fibers: transient polarization attraction

Victor V. Kozlov, Julien Fatome, Philippe Morin, Stephane Pitois, Guy Millot, and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 1782-1791 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.001782


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Abstract

In this work, we present a theoretical and experimental study of the response of a lossless polarizer to a signal beam with a time-varying state of polarization (SOP). By lossless polarizer, we mean a nonlinear conservative medium (e.g., an optical fiber) that is counterpumped by an intense and fully polarized pump beam. Such a medium transforms input uniform or random distributions of the SOP of an intense signal beam into output distributions that are tightly localized around a well-defined SOP. We introduce and characterize an important parameter of a lossless polarizer—its response time. Whenever the fluctuations of the SOP of the input signal beam are slower than its response time, a lossless polarizer provides an efficient repolarization of the beam at its output. Otherwise, if input polarization fluctuations are faster than the response time, the polarizer is not able to repolarize light.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2011
Published: July 7, 2011

Citation
Victor V. Kozlov, Julien Fatome, Philippe Morin, Stephane Pitois, Guy Millot, and Stefan Wabnitz, "Nonlinear repolarization dynamics in optical fibers: transient polarization attraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1782-1791 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-8-1782


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