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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15608–15613

Four-wave mixing in a single-walled carbon-nanotube-deposited D-shaped fiber and its application in tunable wavelength conversion

K. K. Chow and S. Yamashita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15608-15613 (2009)

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We report the first experimental observation of four-wave mixing (FWM) in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) deposited on a D-shaped fiber. FWM-based tunable wavelength conversion of a 10 Gb/s non-return-to-zero signal is demonstrated using a 5-centimeter-long CNT-deposited D-shaped fiber. A power penalty of 4 dB power is obtained in the 10 Gb/s bit-error-rate measurements.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2009
Published: August 19, 2009

K. K. Chow and S. Yamashita, "Four-wave mixing in a single-walled carbon-nanotube-deposited D-shaped fiber and its application in tunable wavelength conversion," Opt. Express 17, 15608-15613 (2009)

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