Polarization evolution and dispersion in fibers with spatially varying birefringence

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1296
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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