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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5493–5498

Polarization independent wavelength conversion in fibers using incoherent pumps

Yu Tian, Peng Dong, and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5493-5498 (2008)

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We report polarization independent wavelength conversion based on one-pump fiber optical parametric amplifiers. A spectrum-sliced amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) light source is used to provide a non-polarized pump. The signal is coherent lights coming from a tunable laser. When adjusting the polarization of the signal using a polarization controller, the variation of wavelength conversion efficiency is less than 0.2 dB. We use the vector theory of four-wave mixing to analyze the polarization independent nature of wavelength conversion by using randomly polarized pumps.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2008
Published: April 4, 2008

Yu Tian, Peng Dong, and Changxi Yang, "Polarization independent wavelength conversion in fibers using incoherent pumps," Opt. Express 16, 5493-5498 (2008)

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