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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2004
  • pp: 1114–1116

Effects of polarization-mode dispersion on fiber-based parametric amplification and wavelength conversion

Qiang Lin and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1114-1116 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001114


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Abstract

We present a vector theory of four-wave mixing in optical fibers and use it to discuss the effect of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) on the performance of parametric amplifiers and wavelength converters. We show that PMD distorts the gain spectrum and makes it less uniform than that expected in the absence of residual birefringence. PMD also induces large fluctuations in the amplified or wavelength-converted signal.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Qiang Lin and Govind P. Agrawal, "Effects of polarization-mode dispersion on fiber-based parametric amplification and wavelength conversion," Opt. Lett. 29, 1114-1116 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-10-1114

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