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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9600–9610

Four-wave-mixing cascades near the zero-dispersion frequency

C. J. McKinstrie and M. G. Raymer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9600-9610 (2006)

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Exact formulas are obtained for the amplitudes of light waves involved in four-wave-mixing cascades near the zero-dispersion frequency of a fiber. The cascade that is initiated by two strong pump waves is phase insensitive, whereas the cascade that is initiated by two strong pump waves and a weak signal wave is phase sensitive. In both cascades, the number of waves that have significant power increases with distance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Colin J. McKinstrie and Michael G. Raymer, "Four-wave-mixing cascades near the zero-dispersion frequency," Opt. Express 14, 9600-9610 (2006)

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