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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 21940–21945

Enhancement of cascaded four-wave mixing via optical feedback

Jiabao Li, Xiaosheng Xiao, Lingjie Kong, and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 21940-21945 (2012)

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A scheme is proposed to enhance the cascaded four-wave mixing (CFWM) generation, by introducing an optical feedback to the input port. Experimental and numerical results show that more efficient CFWM generation can be obtained by the scheme. The number of CFWM products is increased, as well as the powers of most CFWM products are improved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

Jiabao Li, Xiaosheng Xiao, Lingjie Kong, and Changxi Yang, "Enhancement of cascaded four-wave mixing via optical feedback," Opt. Express 20, 21940-21945 (2012)

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