Abstract

Polarization domain-wall (PDW) trains have been generated at a repetition rate of 0.6 THz in an ultralow-birefringence spun optical fiber and measured by use of an adapted frequency-resolved optical gating technique. Characterization of the intensity and the phase of the PDW train shows complete switching between adjacent domains of counterrotating circular polarizations and directly confirms predictions based on numerical simulations of the incoherently coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations.

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P. Kockaert, M. Halterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Isotropic polarization modulational instability and domain walls in spun fibers,” submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

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Sov. Phys. JETP

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Other

P. Kockaert, M. Halterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Isotropic polarization modulational instability and domain walls in spun fibers,” submitted to Appl. Phys. Lett.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Power spectrum of one CP state as a function of propagation distance in an isotropic fiber, showing the formation of a PDW pulse train. (b) Intensity of the right CP state (solid curve) and the left CP state (dashed curve) at the fiber output.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup: P, polarizer; λ/4, quarter-wave plate; BS’s, beam splitters; PM’s, photomultipliers; ODL, optical delay line; SH, second harmonic; KDP, KDP crystal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured spectrum and (b) autocorrelation at the fiber output (solid curves). (c) Measured FROG trace. (d) Open circles, retrieved intensity (left-hand axis) and phase (right-hand axis) compared with the simulation results (curves). The open circles in (a) and (b) show the spectrum and the autocorrelation calculated from the retrieved intensity and the phase, respectively.

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