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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12612–12618

Experimental evidence of Brillouin-induced polarization wheeling in highly birefringent optical fibers

Julien Fatome, Stéphane Pitois, and Guy Millot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12612-12618 (2009)

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We study the influence of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering on the polarization stabilization of a light beam propagating in a highly-birefringent optical fiber. In particular, due to a saturation effect, we find that the output polarization lies on a ring when the polarization is represented onto the Poincaré sphere.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2009
Published: July 10, 2009

Julien Fatome, Stéphane Pitois, and Guy Millot, "Experimental evidence of Brillouin-induced polarization wheeling in highly birefringent optical fibers," Opt. Express 17, 12612-12618 (2009)

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