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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1992
  • pp: 478–480

Cross-phase modulation of incoherent light in single-mode optical fibers

J. Miguel Hickmann, Heber R. da Cruz, and A. S. Gouveia-Neto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 478-480 (1992)

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When two optical incoherent beams copropagate in an optical fiber, the intensity-dependent refractive index couples the two beams through a nonlinear process known as cross-phase modulation. We show, for the first time to our knowledge, experimental evidence on cross-phase-modulation-induced correlation time reduction and a concomitant growth of the frequency components of the two copropagating incoherent waves in a single-mode optical fiber. Theoretical analysis agrees well with experimental data.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 23, 1991
Published: April 1, 1992

J. Miguel Hickmann, Heber R. da Cruz, and A. S. Gouveia-Neto, "Cross-phase modulation of incoherent light in single-mode optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 17, 478-480 (1992)

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