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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1314–1316

Wideband tunable wavelength conversion of 10-Gbit/s return-to-zero signals by optical time gating of a highly chirped rectangular supercontinuum light source

Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Wataru Chujo, and Takeshi Ozeki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 17, pp. 1314-1316 (2001)

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We propose a novel technique for wideband tunable wavelength conversion of return-to-zero signals by optical time gating of a supercontinuum (SC) light source. A SC pulse generated by nonlinear propagation in a normal-dispersion fiber has a rectangular shape with highly linear upchirping. By control of the optical time-gating position, the center wavelength of time-gated SC pulse can be precisely tuned. Error-free 10-Gbit/s wavelength conversion with a tuning range of 27.1 nm is experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Wataru Chujo, and Takeshi Ozeki, "Wideband tunable wavelength conversion of 10-Gbit/s return-to-zero signals by optical time gating of a highly chirped rectangular supercontinuum light source," Opt. Lett. 26, 1314-1316 (2001)

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