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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11009–11020

Schmidt decompositions of parametric processes II: Vector four-wave mixing

C. J. McKinstrie, J. R. Ott, and M. Karlsson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11009-11020 (2013)

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In vector four-wave mixing, one or two strong pump waves drive two weak signal and idler waves, each of which has two polarization components. In this paper, vector four-wave mixing processes in a randomly-birefringent fiber (modulation interaction, phase conjugation and Bragg scattering) are studied in detail. For each process, the Schmidt decompositions of the coupling matrices facilitate the solution of the signal–idler equations and the Schmidt decomposition of the associated transfer matrix. The results of this paper are valid for arbitrary pump polarizations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2013
Published: April 26, 2013

C. J. McKinstrie, J. R. Ott, and M. Karlsson, "Schmidt decompositions of parametric processes II: Vector four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 21, 11009-11020 (2013)

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