A detailed investigation of the coupled dynamics of the copropagating and counterpropagating polarization states in the optical loop fiber of a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror is performed. Analysis of the dynamics yields evidence for the existence of a polarization-insensitive configuration of the device.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 15, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996
C. Balslev Clausen, J. H. Povlsen, and K. Rottwitt, "Polarization sensitivity of the nonlinear amplifying loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 21, 1535-1537 (1996)