TITLE

Optical multistability and phase conjugation fidelity in a high-birefringence optical fiber

AUTHOR(S)
Trillo, S.; Wabnitz, S.
PUB. DATE
August 1987
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/24/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p555
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We derive an exact solution including pump depletion of collinear four-wave mixing in a birefringent Kerr medium. We find mirrorless optical multistability for a linearly polarized backscattered signal with orthogonal pumps at cw power levels using a few meters of polarization-maintaining silica fiber. An expression for the nonlinear phase distortion of ideal phase conjugation is obtained, showing a fundamental limitation to generating time-reversed wave fronts using Kerr nonlinearity.
ACCESSION #
9823926

 

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