Modulation instabilities in birefringent two-core optical fibres

  title={Modulation instabilities in birefringent two-core optical fibres},
  author={J. H. Li and Kin Seng Chiang and Boris A. Malomed and Kwok Wing Chow},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
  • J. H. Li, K. Chiang, K. Chow
  • Published 2 July 2012
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Previous studies of the modulation instability (MI) of continuous waves (CWs) in a two-core fibre (TCF) did not consider effects caused by co-propagation of the two polarized modes in a TCF that possesses birefringence, such as cross-phase modulation (XPM), polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) and polarization-dependent coupling (PDC) between the cores. This paper reports an analysis of these effects on the MI by considering a linear-birefringence TCF and a circular-birefringence TCF, which… 

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