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Intensity noise-driven nonlinear fiber polarization scrambler

Intensity noise-driven nonlinear fiber polarization scrambler
Intensity noise-driven nonlinear fiber polarization scrambler
We propose and analyze a novel all-optical fiber polarization scrambler based on the transfer (via the Kerr effect) of the intensity fluctuations of an incoherent pump beam into polarization fluctuations of a frequency-shifted signal beam, copropagating in a randomly birefringent telecom fiber. Optimal signal polarization scrambling results whenever the input signal and pump beams have nearly orthogonal states of polarization. The nonlinear polarization scrambler may operate on either cw or high-bit-rate pulsed signals.
0146-9592
5309-5312
Guasoni, M.
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Fatome, J.
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Wabnitz, S.
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Guasoni, M.
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Fatome, J.
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Wabnitz, S.
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Guasoni, M., Fatome, J. and Wabnitz, S. (2014) Intensity noise-driven nonlinear fiber polarization scrambler. Optics Letters, 39 (18), 5309-5312. (doi:10.1364/OL.39.005309).

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We propose and analyze a novel all-optical fiber polarization scrambler based on the transfer (via the Kerr effect) of the intensity fluctuations of an incoherent pump beam into polarization fluctuations of a frequency-shifted signal beam, copropagating in a randomly birefringent telecom fiber. Optimal signal polarization scrambling results whenever the input signal and pump beams have nearly orthogonal states of polarization. The nonlinear polarization scrambler may operate on either cw or high-bit-rate pulsed signals.

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Published date: 2014

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Local EPrints ID: 442681
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442681
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 870d47a8-8207-4c72-80b1-feac643269fe

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Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 19:52

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Author: M. Guasoni
Author: J. Fatome
Author: S. Wabnitz

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