So-called polarization-insensitive optical phase conjugation with four-wave mixing in a dispersion-shifted fiber by the use of two orthogonally polarized pumps is analyzed theoretically. An inherent polarization dependence as a result of polarization-dependent cross talk, asymmetrical depletion of the two pumps and input signal, and polarization-sensitive phase conjugation is identified.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 27, 1995
Published: June 1, 1996
Xiupu Zhang and Bo F. Jørgensen, "Analysis of polarization-insensitive optical phase conjugation in a dispersion-shifted fiber," Opt. Lett. 21, 791-793 (1996)