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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 488–490

Control of four-wave mixing phase-matching condition using the Brillouin slow-light effect in fibers

Eduardo Mateo, Fatih Yaman, and Guifang Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 488-490 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000488


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Abstract

All-optical control of the phase-matching condition in four-wave mixing (FWM) processes is demonstrated using the Brillouin slow-light effect in optical fibers. A counterpropagating stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) pump has been used to control the phase velocity of the FWM pump in a wavelength conversion scheme. Both experimetal results and theoretical simulations show an SBS-controlled 20 dB difference on the wavelength conversion efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2008
Published: February 27, 2008

Citation
Eduardo Mateo, Fatih Yaman, and Guifang Li, "Control of four-wave mixing phase-matching condition using the Brillouin slow-light effect in fibers," Opt. Lett. 33, 488-490 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-5-488


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