We apply a local two-photon bleaching model to describe polarization grating formation in birefringent optical fibers. We show that the dynamics of the grating formation at each point in the fiber follows a universal growth history and study how the dynamics of the grating development can shed light on the underlying material parameters characterizing the two-photon photosensitivity.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 4, 1991
Published: April 1, 1992
Sunghyuck An and J. E. Sipe, "Polarization aspects of two-photon photosensitivity in birefringent optical fibres," Opt. Lett. 17, 490-492 (1992)