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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3102–3110

Performance characterization and guidelines for the design of a counter-propagating nonlinear lossless polarizer

Matteo Barozzi and Armando Vannucci  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 3102-3110 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.003102


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Abstract

We characterize the performance of a nonlinear lossless polarizer, an all-optical fiber-based device that allows for the control of the state of polarization of an optical signal. The device relies on the lossless polarization attraction generated by the nonlinear interaction between the controlled signal and a controlling pump. Choosing a counter-propagating pump, we quantify its performance by introducing the degree of attraction (DOA), which highlights the trade-off between the average attraction of the signal polarization and the unavoidable degradation of its degree of polarization (DOP). We investigate, by numerical simulations, the dependence of the DOA on the injected power and on the fiber length, thus providing the design guidelines to reach the desired performance. We find that an effective attraction can occur even for strongly unbalanced signal and pump power levels, and that fibers longer than a few kilometers yield only a marginal improvement of the DOA.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

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: August 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2013
Published: November 4, 2013

Citation
Matteo Barozzi and Armando Vannucci, "Performance characterization and guidelines for the design of a counter-propagating nonlinear lossless polarizer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 3102-3110 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-12-3102


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