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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 388–390

Principal modes in fiber amplifiers

Moti Fridman, Micha Nixon, Mark Dubinskii, Asher A. Friesem, and Nir Davidson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 388-390 (2011)

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The dynamics of the state of polarization in multimode fiber amplifiers is presented. The experimental results reveal that although the state of polarizations at the output can vary over a large range when changing the temperatures of the fiber amplifiers, the variations are significantly reduced when resorting to the principal states of polarization in single-mode fiber amplifiers and principal modes in multimode fiber amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: January 28, 2011

Moti Fridman, Micha Nixon, Mark Dubinskii, Asher A. Friesem, and Nir Davidson, "Principal modes in fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 36, 388-390 (2011)

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