We analyze the evolution of the polarization state of a signal in a recirculating loop with polarization-dependent loss. We show that the polarization-state evolution in experiments is in qualitative agreement with our analysis, and we discuss the relationship between the polarization-state evolution and the Q factor.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Brian S. Marks, Yu Sun, Curtis R. Menyuk, and Gary M. Carter, "Polarization-state evolution in recirculating loops with polarization-dependent loss," Opt. Lett. 27, 1881-1883 (2002)