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Light-by-light polarization control and stabilization in optical fibers for telecommunication applications
Author(s): Philippe Morin; Stéphane Pitois; Christophe Finot; Julien Fatome
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we experimentally demonstrate light-by-light polarization control for Telecom applications via a nonlinear interaction occurring in single mode fiber between a signal beam and a counter-propagating control pump wave. In particular, we observe an attraction and stabilization process of the state of polarization (SOP) of a 10-Gbit/s optical telecommunication signal around 1550 nm for either on/off keying (OOK) and non return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation formats. In a second section, we extend our device to 40-Gbit/s by experimentally combining an all-optical regeneration of both the polarization state and the intensity profile of a 40-Gbit/s OOK signal in a single segment of fiber. These experimental results confirm yet another fascinating way to all-optical control light features within optical fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8434, Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI, 84340X (16 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921545
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Philippe Morin, Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Stéphane Pitois, Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Christophe Finot, Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Julien Fatome, Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8434:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. Broderick, Editor(s)

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