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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Devices for Optical Communication (CWK)

Polarization-insensitive Nondegenerate Four-wave Mixing Using Circularly Polarized Pumps in Twisted Fiber

Takuo Tanemura, Kazuhiro Katoh, and Kazuro Kikuchi

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We demonstrate polarization-insensitive fiber four-wave mixing in the asymmetric configuration by using two circularly polarized pumps in a circular-birefringence fiber. By twisting a fiber at 15 turns/m, polarization sensitivity is reduced successfully to 0.9 dB.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

T. Tanemura, K. Katoh, and K. Kikuchi, "Polarization-insensitive Nondegenerate Four-wave Mixing Using Circularly Polarized Pumps in Twisted Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CWK1.

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