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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 14 — Jul. 11, 2005
  • pp: 5409–5415

Depolarization technique for wavelength conversion using four-wave mixing in a dispersion-flattened photonic crystal fiber

Taotao Yang, Chester Shu, and Chinlon Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, pp. 5409-5415 (2005)

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We have developed a depolarization technique to achieve polarization-insensitive wavelength conversion using four-wave mixing in an optical fiber. A maximum conversion efficiency of -11.79 dB was achieved over a 3 dB bandwidth of 26 nm in a 100-m-long dispersion-flattened photonic crystal fiber. The polarization-dependent conversion efficiency was less than 0.38 dB and the measured power penalty for a 10 Gbit/s NRZ signal was 1.9 dB. The relation between the conversion efficiency and the degree of polarization of the pump was also formulated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2005
Published: July 11, 2005

Taotao Yang, Chester Shu, and Chinlon Lin, "Depolarization technique for wavelength conversion using four-wave mixing in a dispersion-flattened photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 13, 5409-5415 (2005)

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