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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3651–3657

Carbon nanotube/polymer composite coated tapered fiber for four wave mixing based wavelength conversion

Bo Xu, Mika Omura, Masato Takiguchi, Amos Martinez, Takaaki Ishigure, Shinji Yamashita, and Takahiro Kuga  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3651-3657 (2013)

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In this paper, we demonstrate a nonlinear optical device based on a fiber taper coated with a carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer composite. Using this device, four wave mixing (FWM) based wavelength conversion of 10 Gb/s Non-return-to-zero signal is achieved. In addition, we investigate wavelength tuning, two photon absorption and estimate the effective nonlinear coefficient of the CNTs embedded in the tapered fiber to be 1816.8 W−1km−1.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2013
Published: February 5, 2013

Bo Xu, Mika Omura, Masato Takiguchi, Amos Martinez, Takaaki Ishigure, Shinji Yamashita, and Takahiro Kuga, "Carbon nanotube/polymer composite coated tapered fiber for four wave mixing based wavelength conversion," Opt. Express 21, 3651-3657 (2013)

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