Cross-Polarization Modulation Domain Wall Solitons for WDM Signals in Birefringent Optical Fibers

S. Wabnitz
2009 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  
Nonlinear cross-polarization modulation between two wavelength multiplexed channels propagating in an elliptically birefringent optical fiber leads to polarization domain wall solitons. These solitons represent a switching of the polarization of both waves between two stable orthogonal states. The potential application of polarization domains to nonlinear loss-free polarizers is described. Index Terms-Nonlinear optics, optical fiber polarization, optical propagation in nonlinear media, optical
more » ... ear media, optical solitons, wavelengthdivision multiplexing (WDM).
doi:10.1109/lpt.2009.2019848 fatcat:jtgensjgyfh4pjbgrfrvit2ita