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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20015–20022

Phase discrimination and simultaneous frequency conversion of the orthogonal components of an optical signal by four-wave mixing in an SOA

R. P. Webb, J. M. Dailey, R. J. Manning, and A. D. Ellis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20015-20022 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020015


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Abstract

Simultaneous conversion of the two orthogonal phase components of an optical input to different output frequencies has been demonstrated by simulation and experiment. A single stage of four-wave mixing between the input signal and four pumps derived from a frequency comb was employed. The nonlinear device was a semiconductor optical amplifier, which provided overall signal gain and sufficient contrast for phase sensitive signal processing. The decomposition of a quadrature phase-shift keyed signal into a pair of binary phase-shift keyed outputs at different frequencies was also demonstrated by simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(200.6015) Optics in computing : Signal regeneration

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2011
Published: September 28, 2011

Citation
R. P. Webb, J. M. Dailey, R. J. Manning, and A. D. Ellis, "Phase discrimination and simultaneous frequency conversion of the orthogonal components of an optical signal by four-wave mixing in an SOA," Opt. Express 19, 20015-20022 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20015


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