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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: 26050–26055

Experimental characterization of the counter-propagating Raman polarization attraction

Fabrizio Chiarello, Luca Palmieri, Marco Santagiustina, Romeo Gamatham, and Andrea Galtarossa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 26050-26055 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026050


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Abstract

Recently, fiber Raman amplifiers have proven to be effective in the all-optical control of the state of polarization of signals in single-mode telecommunications optical fibers. Previous works predicted the existence of a quantitative relationship between the achieved degree of polarization and the mean Raman gain. Here, we experimentally validate such a relationship in the case of counter-propagating Raman-based polarization attractors for different pump and signal powers and for different fiber link lengths.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2012
Published: November 2, 2012

Citation
Fabrizio Chiarello, Luca Palmieri, Marco Santagiustina, Romeo Gamatham, and Andrea Galtarossa, "Experimental characterization of the counter-propagating Raman polarization attraction," Opt. Express 20, 26050-26055 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-23-26050


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