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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3408–3410

Cross-phase modulation bandwidth in ultrafast fiber wavelength converters

Ruben S. Luís, Paulo Monteiro, and António Teixeira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 23, pp. 3408-3410 (2006)

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We propose a novel analytical model for the characterization of fiber cross-phase modulation (XPM) in ultrafast all-optical fiber wavelength converters, operating at modulation frequencies higher than 1 THz . The model is used to compare the XPM frequency limitations of a conventional and a highly nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber (HN-DSF) and a bismuth oxide-based fiber, introducing the XPM bandwidth as a design parameter. It is shown that the HN-DSF presents the highest XPM bandwidth, above 1 THz , making it the most appropriate for ultrafast wavelength conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006

Ruben S. Luís, Paulo Monteiro, and António Teixeira, "Cross-phase modulation bandwidth in ultrafast fiber wavelength converters," Opt. Lett. 31, 3408-3410 (2006)

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