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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 6881–6886

Simultaneous frequency conversion, regeneration and reshaping of optical signals

C. J. McKinstrie and D. S. Cargill  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 6881-6886 (2012)

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Nondegenerate four-wave mixing in fibers enables the tunable and low-noise frequency conversion of optical signals. This paper shows that four-wave mixing driven by pulsed pumps can also regenerate and reshape optical signal pulses arbitrarily.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2012
Published: March 12, 2012

C. J. McKinstrie and D. S. Cargill, "Simultaneous frequency conversion, regeneration and reshaping of optical signals," Opt. Express 20, 6881-6886 (2012)

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