Dynamics of optical pulses in randomly birefringent fibers

Tetsuji Ueda*, William L Kath

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Abstract

A nonlinear optical fiber with random birefringence is modeled by a system of nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equations with stochastic coupling. An average variational principle is used to obtain the approximate evolution of the parameters describing pulses with NLS-soliton-like shapes. Then, in the diffusion limit, the stochastic problem is reduced to a partial differential equation of the Poincaré sphere. Solutions to this equation give probability densities for the polarization state of a propagating pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-181
Number of pages16
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Volume55
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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