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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 596–601

Towards efficient and broadband four-wave-mixing using short-length dispersion tailored lead silicate holey fibers

S. Asimakis, P. Petropoulos, F. Poletti, J. Y. Y. Leong, R. C. Moore, K. E. Frampton, X. Feng, W. H. Loh, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 596-601 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000596


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Abstract

We demonstrate four-wave-mixing based wavelength conversion at 1.55 μm in a 2.2 m-long dispersion-shifted lead-silicate holey fiber. For a pump peak power of ~6 W, a conversion efficiency of -6 dB is achieved over a 3-dB bandwidth of ~30 nm. Numerical simulations are used to predict the performance of the fiber for different experimental conditions and to address the potential of dispersion-tailored lead silicate holey fibers in wavelength conversion applications utilizing four-wave-mixing. It is shown that highly efficient and broadband wavelength conversion, covering the entire C-band, can be achieved for such fibers at reasonable optical pump powers and for fiber lengths as short as ~2 m.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Citation
S. Asimakis, P. Petropoulos, F. Poletti, J. Y. Y. Leong, R. C. Moore, K. E. Frampton, X. Feng, W. H. Loh, and D. J. Richardson, "Towards efficient and broadband four-wave-mixing using short-length dispersion tailored lead silicate holey fibers," Opt. Express 15, 596-601 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-2-596


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