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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22983–22991

Instantaneous frequency measurement system using optical mixing in highly nonlinear fiber

Lam A. Bui, Mark D. Pelusi, Trung D. Vo, Niusha Sarkhosh, Hossein Emami, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Arnan Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22983-22991 (2009)

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A broadband photonic instantaneous frequency measurement system utilizing four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear fiber is demonstrated. This new approach is highly stable and does not require any high-speed electronics or photodetectors. A first principles model accurately predicts the system response. Frequency measurement responses from 1 to 40 GHz are demonstrated and simple reconfiguration allows the system to operate over multiple bands.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2009
Published: December 1, 2009

Lam A. Bui, Mark D. Pelusi, Trung D. Vo, Niusha Sarkhosh, Hossein Emami, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and Arnan Mitchell, "Instantaneous frequency measurement system using optical mixing in highly nonlinear fiber," Opt. Express 17, 22983-22991 (2009)

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