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Milliwatt power nonlinearities in polarization maintaining fibers with microsecond response time (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Hanieh Afkhamiardakani; Jean-Claude Diels

Paper Abstract

For space missions, there is a need for fiber lasers of minimum power consumption involving stabilized frequency combs. We exploit the extreme sensitivity of the polarization state of circularly polarized light sent through polarization maintaining (PM) fibers to power and temperature variations. Low power nonlinear transmission is demonstrated by terminating a PM fiber by an appropriately oriented polarizer. The strong correlation between the power sensitivity of the polarization state and the temperature dependence of the birefringence of the PM fiber can be exploited for stabilization the optical length in fiber lasers and interferometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11260, Fiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems, 112601H (11 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545500
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Hanieh Afkhamiardakani, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Jean-Claude Diels, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11260:
Fiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems
Liang Dong, Editor(s)

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