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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8516–8534

Four-wave mixing in a rapidly-spun fiber

C. J. McKinstrie, H. Kogelnik, and L. Schenato  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8516-8534 (2006)

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In a previous paper the generalized Schroedinger equation that governs wave propagation in a rapidly-spun fiber was derived. In this paper the aforementioned equation is used to study four-wave mixing (FWM). The properties of FWM associated with a rapidly-spun fiber are described, and contrasted to those associated with constantly-birefringent and randomly-birefringent fibers. FWM driven by perpendicular linearly-polarized pump waves, or counter-rotating circularly-polarized pump waves, provides polarization-independent signal amplification and phase-conjugation, whereas FWM driven by co-rotating circularly-polarized pump waves provides polarization-independent frequency conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

C. J. McKinstrie, H. Kogelnik, and L. Schenato, "Four-wave mixing in a rapidly-spun fiber," Opt. Express 14, 8516-8534 (2006)

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