Schmidt decompositions of parametric processes II: Vector four-wave mixing
Journal article, 2013

In vector four-wave mixing, one or two strong pump waves drive two weak signal and idler waves, each of which has two polarization components. In this paper, vector four-wave mixing processes in a randomly-birefringent fiber (modulation interaction, phase conjugation and Bragg scattering) are studied in detail. For each process, the Schmidt decompositions of the coupling matrices facilitate the solution of the signal-idler equations and the Schmidt decomposition of the associated transfer matrix. The results of this paper are valid for arbitrary pump polarizations.

efficiency

amplifiers

phase-sensitive amplification

randomly varying birefringence

propagation

optical-fibers

polarization-mode dispersion

beam splitter

equations

Author

Colin McKinstrie

Nokia Bell Labs

J. R. Ott

University of Geneva

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Optics Express

1094-4087 (ISSN)

Vol. 21 9 11009-11020

Subject Categories

Other Natural Sciences

DOI

10.1364/OE.21.011009

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