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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27248–27253

Demonstration of polarization pulling using a fiber-optic parametric amplifier

B. Stiller, P. Morin, D. M. Nguyen, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, E. Lantz, H. Maillotte, C. R. Menyuk, and T. Sylvestre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27248-27253 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027248


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Abstract

We report the observation of all-optical polarization pulling of an initially polarization-scrambled signal using parametric amplification in a highly nonlinear optical fiber. Broadband polarization pulling has been achieved both for the signal and idler waves with up to 25 dB gain using the strong polarization sensitivity of parametric amplifiers. We further derive the probability distribution function for the final polarization state, assuming a randomly polarized initial state, and we show that it agrees well with the experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Polarization Control and Vector Solitons

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

Citation
B. Stiller, P. Morin, D. M. Nguyen, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, E. Lantz, H. Maillotte, C. R. Menyuk, and T. Sylvestre, "Demonstration of polarization pulling using a fiber-optic parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 20, 27248-27253 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27248


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