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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6646–6651

Polarization attraction using counter-propagating waves in optical fiber at telecommunication wavelengths

S. Pitois, J. Fatome, and G. Millot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6646-6651 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006646


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Abstract

In this work, we report the experimental observation of a polarization attraction process which can occur in optical fibers at telecommunication wavelengths. More precisely, we have numerically and experimentally shown that a polarization attractor, based on the injection of two counter-propagating waves around 1.55µm into a 2-m long high nonlinear fiber, can transform any input polarization state into a unique well-defined output polarization state.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2008
Published: April 25, 2008

Citation
S. Pitois, J. Fatome, and G. Millot, "Polarization attraction using counter-propagating waves in optical fiber at telecommunication wavelengths," Opt. Express 16, 6646-6651 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-9-6646


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