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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25833–25838

Interplay of four-wave mixing processes with a mixed coherent-incoherent pump

Jochen Schröder, Anne Boucon, Stéphane Coen, and Thibaut Sylvestre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25833-25838 (2010)

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We experimentally demonstrate the existence of multiple, simultaneous, independent four-wave mixing processes in optical fibers. In particular we observe competition between phase-matched and non-phase-matched processes involving the same mixed coherent-incoherent pump. Further investigation reveals that narrow-band degenerate four-wave mixing with an incoherent pump can lead to efficient wavelength conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2010
Published: November 24, 2010

Jochen Schroder, Anne Boucon, Stephane Coen, and Thibaut Sylvestre, "Interplay of four-wave mixing processes with a mixed coherent-incoherent pump," Opt. Express 18, 25833-25838 (2010)

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