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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7664–7669

A widely tunable wavelength converter based on nonlinear polarization rotation in a carbon-nanotube-deposited D-shaped fiber

K. K. Chow, S. Yamashita, and Y. W. Song  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7664-7669 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007664


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Abstract

We demonstrate widely tunable wavelength conversion based on cross-phase modulation induced nonlinear polarization rotation in a carbon nanotubes (CNTs) deposited D-shaped fiber. A 5-centimeter-long CNT-deposited D-shaped fiber is used as the nonlinear medium for wavelength conversion of a 10 Gb/s non-return-to-zero signal. Wavelength tunable converted signal over 40 nm is obtained with around 2.5-dB power penalty in the bit-error-rate measurements.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: April 24, 2009

Citation
K. K. Chow, S. Yamashita, and Y. W. Song, "A widely tunable wavelength converter based on nonlinear polarization rotation in a carbon-nanotube-deposited D-shaped fiber," Opt. Express 17, 7664-7669 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7664


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