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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 10, 2004
  • pp: 351–353

Widely tunable all-optical wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing using two orthogonally polarized pumps

Zhaoying Wang, Zhiyong Li, Chunfeng Ge, Zhiyong Hu, Dongfang Jia, and Shichen Li  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 351-353 (2004)


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Abstract

The principle of broad-band orthogonal-pump (BOP) four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers is analyzed in theory. The conversion efficiency reduces rapidly as the detuning of wavelength between the signal and pump increase which can be solved by introducing a BOP method. The constant conversion efficiency and signal-to-noise ratio are obtained over a large wavelength detuning range. The wavelength conversion efficiency with variation smaller than 3.88 dB over 52-nm range has been experimentally demonstrated by using BOP, with the 10-GHz output of distributed feedback/electro-absorption modulator as signal. Conventional single-pump scheme is also performed for comparison and the experimental results fit well with the theory.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Zhaoying Wang, Zhiyong Li, Chunfeng Ge, Zhiyong Hu, Dongfang Jia, and Shichen Li, "Widely tunable all-optical wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing using two orthogonally polarized pumps," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 351-353 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-2-6-351

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