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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2873–2879

Wavelength conversion of spectrum-sliced broadband amplified spontaneous emission light by hybrid four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear, dispersion-shifted fibers

Shiming Gao, Changxi Yang, Xiaosheng Xiao, Yu Tian, Zheng You, and Guofan Jin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2873-2879 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002873


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate wavelength conversion of spectrum-sliced broadband amplified spontaneous emission light sources based on hybrid four-wave mixing (HFWM) in highly nonlinear, dispersion-shifted fibers (HNL-DSFs). The theory of HFWM between coherent pumps and incoherent signal is analyzed. The degenerate HFWM is demonstrated experimentally in a 1-km-long HNL-DSF, where the coherent pump light is provided by a tunable cw laser source and the incoherent signal light is spectrum-sliced from a broadband amplified spontaneous emission light source. A conversion efficiency of about -20.4 dB and a bandwidth of about 38 nm are measured. The experimental result agrees well with the theoretical analysis.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Citation
Shiming Gao, Changxi Yang, Xiaosheng Xiao, Yu Tian, Zheng You, and Guofan Jin, "Wavelength conversion of spectrum-sliced broadband amplified spontaneous emission light by hybrid four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear, dispersion-shifted fibers," Opt. Express 14, 2873-2879 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-7-2873


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