Abstract

The delay of the Stokes beam in stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is sensitive to the polarization alignment between the pump and the Stokes. Typically, waveguides exhibit a birefringence that causes beams launched from opposite ends to have fluctuating and suboptimal alignment. We demonstrate in an optical fiber that using a Faraday rotator mirror not only overcomes this problem, but also enhances SBS slow light delay.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. R. I. Laming and D. N. Payne, “Electric current sensors employing spun highly birefringent optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 2084-2094 (1989).
    [Crossref]
  2. M. Martinelli, “A universal compensator for polarization changes induced by birefringence on a retracing beam,” Opt. Commun. 72, 341-344 (1989).
    [Crossref]
  3. V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
    [Crossref]
  4. K. Y. Song, M. G. Herràez, and L. Thévenaz, “Gain-assisted pulse advancement using single and double Brillouin gain peaks in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 13, 9758-9765 (2005).
    [Crossref]
  5. Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
    [Crossref]
  6. M. Oskar van Deventer, “Fundamentals of bidirectional transfer over a single optical fibre,” Ph.D. dissertation (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 1994).
  7. L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).
  8. M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: proof and application,” Electron. Lett. 27, 1538-1540 (1991).
    [Crossref]
  9. M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarization orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: experiments,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 636-638 (1992).
  10. M. O. van Deventer and Andre J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585-590 (1994).
    [Crossref]

2005 (2)

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herràez, and L. Thévenaz, “Gain-assisted pulse advancement using single and double Brillouin gain peaks in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 13, 9758-9765 (2005).
[Crossref]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

M. O. van Deventer and Andre J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585-590 (1994).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarization orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: experiments,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 636-638 (1992).

1991 (1)

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: proof and application,” Electron. Lett. 27, 1538-1540 (1991).
[Crossref]

1989 (2)

R. I. Laming and D. N. Payne, “Electric current sensors employing spun highly birefringent optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 2084-2094 (1989).
[Crossref]

M. Martinelli, “A universal compensator for polarization changes induced by birefringence on a retracing beam,” Opt. Commun. 72, 341-344 (1989).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).

Bigelow, M. S.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Boot, Andre J.

M. O. van Deventer and Andre J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585-590 (1994).
[Crossref]

Boyd, R. W.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Cimini, L. J.

L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).

Gaeta, A. L.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Gauthier, D. J.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Habbab, I. M.

L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).

Herràez, M. G.

Jackson, D. A.

V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
[Crossref]

John, R. K.

L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).

Laming, R. I.

R. I. Laming and D. N. Payne, “Electric current sensors employing spun highly birefringent optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 2084-2094 (1989).
[Crossref]

Lecoeuche, V.

V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
[Crossref]

Martinelli, M.

M. Martinelli, “A universal compensator for polarization changes induced by birefringence on a retracing beam,” Opt. Commun. 72, 341-344 (1989).
[Crossref]

Okawachi, Y.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Pannell, C. N.

V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
[Crossref]

Payne, D. N.

R. I. Laming and D. N. Payne, “Electric current sensors employing spun highly birefringent optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 2084-2094 (1989).
[Crossref]

Saleh, A. A.

L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).

Schweinsberg, A.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Sharping, J. E.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Song, K. Y.

Thévenaz, L.

van Deventer, M. O.

M. O. van Deventer and Andre J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585-590 (1994).
[Crossref]

van Deventer, M. Oskar

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarization orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: experiments,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 636-638 (1992).

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: proof and application,” Electron. Lett. 27, 1538-1540 (1991).
[Crossref]

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Fundamentals of bidirectional transfer over a single optical fibre,” Ph.D. dissertation (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 1994).

Webb, D. J.

V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
[Crossref]

Zhu, Z.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (2)

L. J. Cimini, I. M. I. Habbab, R. K. John, and A. A. M. Saleh, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality through a linear optical system,” Electron. Lett. 23, 1365-1366 (1987).

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarisation orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: proof and application,” Electron. Lett. 27, 1538-1540 (1991).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Preservation of polarization orthogonality of counterpropagating waves through dichroic birefringent optical media: experiments,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 636-638 (1992).

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

M. O. van Deventer and Andre J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585-590 (1994).
[Crossref]

R. I. Laming and D. N. Payne, “Electric current sensors employing spun highly birefringent optical fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 2084-2094 (1989).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (2)

M. Martinelli, “A universal compensator for polarization changes induced by birefringence on a retracing beam,” Opt. Commun. 72, 341-344 (1989).
[Crossref]

V. Lecoeuche, D. J. Webb, C. N. Pannell, and D. A. Jackson, “25 km Brillouin based single-ended distributed fibre sensor for threshold detection of temperature or strain,” Opt. Commun. 168, 95-102 (1999).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

M. Oskar van Deventer, “Fundamentals of bidirectional transfer over a single optical fibre,” Ph.D. dissertation (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 1994).

Cited By

OSA participates in Crossref's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Metrics