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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2046–2052

Simultaneous polarization attraction and Raman amplification of a light beam in optical fibers

Philippe Morin, Stéphane Pitois, and Julien Fatome  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 2046-2052 (2012)

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In this paper, we demonstrate that it is possible to combine both Raman amplification and polarization attraction of a signal wave in a single optical fiber by means of a counterpropagating scheme. Experiments were performed near 1550 nm in a continuous wave regime and by means of a 10Gbit/s return-to-zero signal injected in a 20 km-long low polarization mode dispersion optical fiber. Complete repolarization and 6.7 dB amplification of the signal wave was achieved by injecting a 850 mW, 1480 nm counterpropagating polarized pump wave.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2012
Published: July 18, 2012

Philippe Morin, Stéphane Pitois, and Julien Fatome, "Simultaneous polarization attraction and Raman amplification of a light beam in optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2046-2052 (2012)

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