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Polarization pulling based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in a dual-pump configuration
Author(s): Zohar Shmilovich; Avishay Eyal; Moshe Tur; Avi Zadok; Nikolay Primerov; Sanghoon Chin; Luc Thévenaz
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Paper 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) at the fiber output. Since the maximum gain is much higher than the minimum, the output probe SOP is pulled towards that of the maximum amplification. Polarization pulling is restricted, however, by pump depletion. In this work, we propose, analyze and demonstrate a method for enhanced SBS polarization pulling, using two orthogonal pumps: the one amplifies the probe wave whereas the other attenuates it. The method provides the same polarization pulling as that of a single amplifying pump, however it is considerably more tolerant to depletion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77532D (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885330
Show Author Affiliations
Zohar Shmilovich, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Avishay Eyal, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Moshe Tur, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Avi Zadok, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Nikolay Primerov, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Sanghoon Chin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Luc Thévenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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