Polarized fiber optical parametric amplification in randomly birefringent fibers

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

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A comprehensive theoretical model to investigate phase matching in degenerate polarized fiber optical parametric amplifiers (FOPAs) in randomly birefringent fibers is developed. We show that in the small signal region, simulation results from the proposed model agree well with the experimental results. It was also shown that four waves mixing (FWM) effect could compensate polarization mode dispersion (PMD) induced phase mismatch. Similar to counter-propagating fiber Raman amplifiers (FRAs), the degree of polarization of FOPAs approaches unity exponentially with the gain but at a larger rate 1/Γ. Thus larger polarization-pulling can be achieved in FOPAs than the counter-propagating FRAs for the same gain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32747-32758
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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