Abstract

We study nonlinear mode coupling among two intense and copropagating beams of different wavelength in bimodal and high birefringence optical fibers. With the proper design of the bimodal fiber, we show that this process may lead to modal attraction, where the modal distribution of light at a pump wavelength is replicated at the signal wavelength, independently of the input mode excitation conditions of the signal. We analyse the dependence of the efficiency of the modal attraction process upon the input state of polarization of both the signal and the pump beams.

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2013 (4)

S. Mumtaz, R. J. Essiambre, G. P. Agrawal, "Nonlinear propagation in multimode and multicore fibers: Generalization of the Manakov equations," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 398-406 (2013).

C. Antonelli, A. Mecozzi, M. Shtaif, P. J. Winzer, "Stokes-space analysis of modal dispersion in fibers with multiple mode transmission," Opt. Exp. 20, 11718-11733 (2013).

C. Antonelli, A. Mecozzi, M. Shtaif, P. J Winzer, "Random coupling between groups of degenerate fiber modes in mode multiplexed transmission," Opt. Exp. 21, 9484-9490 (2013).

M. Guasoni, V. V. Kozlov, S. Wabnitz, "Theory of modal attraction in bimodal birefringent fibers," Opt. Lett. 38, 2029-2031 (2013).

2012 (2)

2011 (1)

V. V. Kozlov, K. Turitsyn, S. Wabnitz, "Nonlinear repolarization in optical fibers: Polarization attraction with copropagating beams," Opt. Lett. 36, 4050-4052 (2011).

1971 (1)

D. Gloge, "Weakly guiding fibers," Appl. Opt. 10, 2252-2258 (1971).

Appl. Opt. (1)

D. Gloge, "Weakly guiding fibers," Appl. Opt. 10, 2252-2258 (1971).

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

S. Mumtaz, R. J. Essiambre, G. P. Agrawal, "Nonlinear propagation in multimode and multicore fibers: Generalization of the Manakov equations," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 398-406 (2013).

Opt. Lett. (1)

V. V. Kozlov, K. Turitsyn, S. Wabnitz, "Nonlinear repolarization in optical fibers: Polarization attraction with copropagating beams," Opt. Lett. 36, 4050-4052 (2011).

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Opt. Exp. (3)

A. Mecozzi, C. Antonelli, M. Shtaif, "Nonlinear propagation in multi-mode fibers in the strong coupling regime," Opt. Exp. 20 , 11673-11678 (2012).

C. Antonelli, A. Mecozzi, M. Shtaif, P. J. Winzer, "Stokes-space analysis of modal dispersion in fibers with multiple mode transmission," Opt. Exp. 20, 11718-11733 (2013).

C. Antonelli, A. Mecozzi, M. Shtaif, P. J Winzer, "Random coupling between groups of degenerate fiber modes in mode multiplexed transmission," Opt. Exp. 21, 9484-9490 (2013).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (5)

P. Sillard, M. Bigot-Astruc, D. Boivin, H. Maerten, and L. Provost “Few-mode fiber for uncoupled mode-division multiplexing transmissions,” presented at the 37th Eur. Conf. Exhib. Opt. Commun., Geneva, Switzerland, 2011, Paper Tu.5.7..

V. V. Kozlov, J. Nu $\tilde{{n}}$ o, and S. Wabnitz, “Theory of lossless polarization attraction in telecommunication fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 28, pp. 100–108, 2011. .

S. J. Garth and C. Pask,“Nonlinear effects in elliptical-core few-mode optical fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 9, pp. 243–250, 1992..

S. J. Garth and R. A. Sammut,“Theory of stimulated Raman scattering in two-mode optical fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 10, pp. 2040–2047, 1993..

S. Pitois, A. Picozzi, G. Millot, H. R. Jauslin, and M. Haelterman, “Polarization and modal attractors in conservative counterpropagating four-wave interaction,” Europhys. Lett., vol. 70, pp. 88–94, 2005..

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