Using a single ultrashort optical pulse propagating through a short nonbirefringent single-mode optical fiber, we have observed degenerate-cross-phase modulation of the two orthogonal circularly polarized components of the pulse. The spectral broadening of the two polarization components in the single laser pulse is attributed to self-phase modulation (SPM), degenerate-cross-phase modulation (DXPM), and interference between SPM and DXPM.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 20, 1994
Published: March 15, 1995
Q. D. Liu, J. T. Chen, Q. Z. Wang, P. P. Ho, and R. R. Alfano, "Single-pulse degenerate-cross-phase modulation in a single-mode optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 20, 542-544 (1995)