Polarization pulling in Raman assisted fiber optical parametric amplifiers

S. H. Wang, Xinchuan Xu, Ping Kong Alexander Wai

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We proposed a theoretical model to investigate the polarization pulling effect in bi-directionally pumped degenerate Raman assisted fiber optical parameter amplifiers (RA-FOPAs) using randomly birefringent fibers. The contributions of chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion (PMD), Raman gain, and nonlinear effects to the phase matching in RA-FOPAs are investigated. We characterize four different states of polarization pulling in RA-FOPAs. We found that broadband polarization attraction can be obtained in the optimum phase-matching state of the bidirectionally pumped RA-FOPAs when the parametric pump power is chosen to avoid deep saturation of the Raman gain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6884-6898
Number of pages15
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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