Nonlinear polarization changes in a birefringent fiber

Yasuo Kimura, Masataka Nakazawa

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The nonlinear evolution of the polarization state along a birefringent fiber has been numerically investigated using the Poincaré sphere representation. The polarization changes of intense light in a birefringent fiber are governed by a competition between intrinsic and intensity-induced birefringence. When the intrinsic birefringence is cancelled by the intensity-induced birefringence, the evolution of the polarization state along the fiber is sensitive to a small perturbation, i.e., a fluctuation of the birefringence. The trajectories of the polarization state exhibit a complex behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1508
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number9R
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Sept
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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