Abstract

Polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of amplifying or transmitting fibers may significantly change the polarization dependence of Raman gain. Experimental results are presented that show low polarization dependence of the Raman gain in dispersion-compensating fibers with high PMD values for both copropagating and counterpropagating pumping configurations. The measured data demonstrate that it is possible to avoid the need for depolarization of a pump source in Raman amplifiers.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription