[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 3, No. 1 (1996) 29-33]

Characteristics of Guided Acoustic Wave Brillouin Scattering in Polarization Maintaining Fibers

Norihiko NISHIZAWA,1 Satoshi KUME,1 Masakazu MORI,1 Toshio GOTO1 and Akira MIYAUCHI2

1Department of Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-01 Japan, 2Lightwave Transmission Engineering Department, Fujitsu Limited, Kawasaki, 211 Japan

(Received September 13, 1995; Accepted November 29, 1995)

Characteristics of guided acoustic wave Brillouin scattering in polarization maintaining fibers are investigated theoretically and experimentally. Spectra of polarized and depolarized scattering are measured for two different types of polarization maintaining fibers: the PANDA (polarization maintaining and absorption reducing) fibers and the elliptical-jacket fibers. Calculated results are in agreement with the experimental ones in the low frequency region.

Key words : Brillouin scattering, polarization maintaining fiber, squeezed light, photoelastic effect, fiber loop mirror