The dual-pump all-optical wavelength conversion based on a four-wave mixing (FWM) in a high-nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber (HNL-DSF) is demonstrated experimentally. The polarization sensitivity of the wavelength converter based on this dual-pump figuration is investigated experimentally and theoretically. The experimental results indicate that the wavelength-conversion configuration with copolarization pumps shows the smallest polarization sensitivity. A model of the beating-wave modulation from the dynamic wave equation is erected to explain the experimental phenomena, and the theoretical analyses agree well with the experimental results.
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Jianxin Ma, Jianjun Yu, Chongxiu Yu, Zhensheng Jia, Xinzhu Sang, Zhen Zhou, Ting Wang, and Gee Kung Chang, "Wavelength Conversion Based on Four-Wave Mixing in High-Nonlinear Dispersion Shifted Fiber Using a Dual-Pump Configuration," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 2851- (2006)