Wavelength conversion based on degenerate four-wave mixing in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The proposed concept of universal band translation in a single-pass traveling-wave structure offers a wavelength band rather than a single-wavelength mapping between distant spectral ranges. Near-infrared signals are modulated using both harmonic and pseudorandom bit sequences and translated to the visible optical band. Multiple-channel translation, which produces wavelength-division-multiplexed idlers in the visible band, is demonstrated for the first time. The performance of the translation process is measured both spectrally and temporally for both single- and multiple-channel signals.
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Rui Jiang, Robert E. Saperstein, Nikola Alic, Maziar Nezhad, Colin J. McKinstrie, Joseph E. Ford, Yeshaiahu Fainman, and Stojan Radic, "Continuous-Wave Band Translation Between the Near-Infrared and Visible Spectral Ranges," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 58-66 (2007)