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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2375–2377

Broadband wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber

Ailing Zhang and M. S. Demokan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 18, pp. 2375-2377 (2005)

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We demonstrate a 10 Gbit/s nonreturn-to-zero wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing in a 20 m highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. The tunable wavelength conversion bandwidth (3 dB) is about 100 nm. The conversion efficiency is −16 dB when the pump power is 22.5 dBm. Phase modulation was not used to suppress the stimulated Brillouin scattering; thus the linewidth of the converted wavelength remained very narrow. The eye diagrams show that there is no additional noise during wavelength conversion. The measured power penalty at a 10^−9 bit-error-rate level is about 0.7 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

Ailing Zhang and M. S. Demokan, "Broadband wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 2375-2377 (2005)

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