Abstract

We study the influence of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering on the polarization stabilization of a light beam propagating in a highly-birefringent optical fiber. In particular, due to a saturation effect, we find that the output polarization lies on a ring when the polarization is represented onto the Poincaré sphere.

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2008 (3)

2006 (1)

2004 (1)

2000 (1)

1964 (1)

R.H. Chiao, B.P. Stoicheff and C.H. Townes, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering + coherent generation of intense hypersonic waves", Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 592-595 (1964).
[CrossRef]

1963 (1)

R.W. Hellwarth, "Theory of Stimulated Raman scattering", Phys. Rev. 130, 1850-1852 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Bennink, R.S.

Boyd, R.W.

Chiao, R.H.

R.H. Chiao, B.P. Stoicheff and C.H. Townes, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering + coherent generation of intense hypersonic waves", Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 592-595 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Eyal, A.

Fatome, J.

Fisher, R.A.

Heebner, J.E.

Hellwarth, R.W.

R.W. Hellwarth, "Theory of Stimulated Raman scattering", Phys. Rev. 130, 1850-1852 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Hidayat, A.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Koch, B.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lichtinger, M.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Martelli, P.

Martinelli, M.

Millot, G.

Mirvoda, V.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Noè, R.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pietralunga, S. M.

Pitois, S.

Sandel, D.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sauter, A.

Stoicheff, B.P.

R.H. Chiao, B.P. Stoicheff and C.H. Townes, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering + coherent generation of intense hypersonic waves", Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 592-595 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Thévenaz, L.

Townes, C.H.

R.H. Chiao, B.P. Stoicheff and C.H. Townes, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering + coherent generation of intense hypersonic waves", Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 592-595 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Tur, M.

Zadok, A.

Zhang, H.

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zilka, E.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

B. Koch, A. Hidayat, H. Zhang, V. Mirvoda, M. Lichtinger, D. Sandel, and R. Noè, "Optical endless polarization stabilization at 9 krad/s with FPGA-based controller," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 961-963 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. (1)

R.W. Hellwarth, "Theory of Stimulated Raman scattering", Phys. Rev. 130, 1850-1852 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R.H. Chiao, B.P. Stoicheff and C.H. Townes, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering + coherent generation of intense hypersonic waves", Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 592-595 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

G.P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Third Edition. 2001: San Fransisco, CA: Academic Press.

L. Thevenaz, A. Zadok, A. Eyal and M. Tur, "All-optical polarization control through Brillouin amplification", in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2008 OSA Technical Digest CD (2008), paper OML7.

M. Martinelli, M. Cirigliano, M. Ferrario, L. Marazzi, and P. Martelli, "Evidence of Raman-induced polarization pulling," Opt. Express 17, 947-955 (2009). http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-2-947 8. S. Wabnitz," Chiral polarization solitons in elliptically birefringent spun optical fibers", Opt. Lett. 34, 908-910 (2009).

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