A procedure is described that allows one to solve the evolution equations in birefringent optical fibers by using repeated diagonalization. With this approach several practical problems are solved in a unified way. Included are evolution in twisted fibers, sinusoidally rocked fibers, and fibers with randomly varying birefringence. In the last case it is shown that a phenomenological model described by Poole and others applies to fibers whose axes of birefringence can take on any orientation.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics