Abstract

Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) amplification of probe signals is highly polarization dependent. Maximum and minimum gain values are associated with a pair of orthogonal states of polarization (SOP), which are related to the pump SOP. Since the maximum gain is much higher than the minimum, the SOP of the output probe is pulled towards that of the maximum amplification. Polarization pulling is restricted, however, by pump depletion. In this work, a new method is proposed, analyzed and demonstrated for enhanced SBS polarization pulling, using two orthogonal pumps. Here, one pump amplifies one polarization component of the probe wave, and at the same time the other pump attenuates the corresponding orthogonal component, resulting in a push-pull effect. In the undepleted regime and for equal total power, the same degree of pulling is achieved as in the single pump case, but at a significantly less signal gain. Thus, the dual pump technique can provide high pulling efficiency for stronger input signals, deferring the onset of depletion.

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2010 (3)

2009 (2)

2008 (3)

2007 (2)

2002 (1)

A. Eyal, D. Kuperman, O. Dimenstein, and M. Tur, “Polarization dependence of the intensity modulation transfer function of an optical system with PMD and PDL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(11), 1515–1517 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

M. O. van Deventer and A. J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(4), 585–590 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

R. W. Tkach, A. R. Chraplyvy, and R. M. Derosier, “Performance of WDM network based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1(5), 111–113 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Boot, A. J.

M. O. van Deventer and A. J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(4), 585–590 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chin, S.

Chraplyvy, A. R.

R. W. Tkach, A. R. Chraplyvy, and R. M. Derosier, “Performance of WDM network based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1(5), 111–113 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Cirigliano, M.

Derosier, R. M.

R. W. Tkach, A. R. Chraplyvy, and R. M. Derosier, “Performance of WDM network based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1(5), 111–113 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Dimenstein, O.

A. Eyal, D. Kuperman, O. Dimenstein, and M. Tur, “Polarization dependence of the intensity modulation transfer function of an optical system with PMD and PDL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(11), 1515–1517 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Eyal, A.

Fatome, J.

Ferrario, M.

Galtarossa, A.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santaguistina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(16), 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hotate, K.

Kuperman, D.

A. Eyal, D. Kuperman, O. Dimenstein, and M. Tur, “Polarization dependence of the intensity modulation transfer function of an optical system with PMD and PDL,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(11), 1515–1517 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Loayssa, A.

Marazzi, L.

Martelli, P.

Martinelli, M.

Millot, G.

Morin, P.

Palmieri, L.

L. Ursini, M. Santagiustina, and L. Palmieri, “Polarization-dependent Brillouin gain in randomly birefringent fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(10), 712–714 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santaguistina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(16), 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pitois, S.

Sagues, M.

Santagiustina, M.

L. Ursini, M. Santagiustina, and L. Palmieri, “Polarization-dependent Brillouin gain in randomly birefringent fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(10), 712–714 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Santaguistina, M.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santaguistina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(16), 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Schenato, L.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santaguistina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(16), 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Song, K.-Y.

Thevenaz, L.

Tkach, R. W.

R. W. Tkach, A. R. Chraplyvy, and R. M. Derosier, “Performance of WDM network based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1(5), 111–113 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Tur, M.

Ursini, L.

L. Ursini, M. Santagiustina, and L. Palmieri, “Polarization-dependent Brillouin gain in randomly birefringent fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(10), 712–714 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santaguistina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(16), 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

van Deventer, M. O.

M. O. van Deventer and A. J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(4), 585–590 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wise, A.

Zadok, A.

Zilka, E.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

L. Ursini, M. Santagiustina, and L. Palmieri, “Polarization-dependent Brillouin gain in randomly birefringent fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(10), 712–714 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santaguistina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(16), 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. W. Tkach, A. R. Chraplyvy, and R. M. Derosier, “Performance of WDM network based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 1(5), 111–113 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

M. O. van Deventer and A. J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(4), 585–590 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “GHz-wide optically reconfigurable filters using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” J. Lightwave Technol. 25(8), 2168–2174 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed., (Academic Press, 2001), Chap. 9.

Z. Shmilovich, A. Eyal, M. Tur, A. Zadok, N. Primerov, S. Chin, and L. Thevenaz, “Polarization pulling based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in a dual-pump configuration,” 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS-21), Ottawa, Canada, May 2011. Published in: Proc. SPIE vol. 7753, 77532D, SPIE (2011).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed., (Academic Press, 2001), Chap. 6.

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