Switching and dynamic wavelength conversion of light are demonstrated in a fiber grating cavity detuned by high-voltage electrical pulses. The cavity dynamics is studied using a heterodyne technique in which the frequency-shifted light, trapped by the cavity, mixes with the backreflected light at the incident frequency. We find that the frequency shift scales linearly with the energy of the electric driving pulses.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2011
Published: December 16, 2011
Irina V. Kabakova, Zhangwei Yu, David Halliwell, Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz, Oleksandr Tarasenko, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Walter Margulis, "Switching and dynamic wavelength conversion in a fiber grating cavity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 155-160 (2012)
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