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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2467–2476

Polarization-insensitive and widely tunable wavelength conversion for polarization shift keying signal based on four wave mixing in highly non-linear fiber

Md. Nur-Al-Safa Bhuiyan, Motoharu Matsuura, Hung Nguyen Tan, and Naoto Kishi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2467-2476 (2010)

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A fiber-based polarization-insensitive and widely tunable all-optical wavelength conversion for polarization shift keying (PolSK) signal is experimentally demonstrated by means of four-wave-mixing (FWM) in highly non-linear fiber. Polarization sensitivity of our scheme is compared with the conventional one and the conversion performance of the PolSK signal is investigated. In our scheme, preservation of state of polarization (SOP) of input PolSK signal is possible on both of the converted spectral components in FWM spectrum. In addition, over 23 nm of wavelength tunable operation with high conversion performance is achieved and detailed bit-error-rate (BER) characteristics are measured for both the up- and down-converted signal.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2009
Published: January 22, 2010

Md. Nur-Al-Safa Bhuiyan, Motoharu Matsuura, Hung Nguyen Tan, and Naoto Kishi, "Polarization-insensitive and widely tunable wavelength conversion for polarization shift keying signal based on four wave mixing in highly non-linear fiber," Opt. Express 18, 2467-2476 (2010)

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