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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2009
  • pp: 470–472

All-optical Ti:PPLN wavelength conversion modules for free-space optical transmission links in the mid-infrared

Kai-Daniel F. Büchter, Harald Herrmann, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, and Wolfgang Sohler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 470-472 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000470


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Abstract

Data-format-independent all-optical transmitter and receiver modules for free-space optical communications in the 3.8 μ m region have been developed, essentially consisting of Ti-indiffused, periodically poled Li Nb O 3 waveguides. Using these modules, conversion of C-band radiation to/from the mid-infrared (MIR) via difference-frequency generation was demonstrated. More than 10 mW of MIR power could be generated with the transmitter unit; the internal low-power conversion efficiency was 69 % W . A free-space MIR link was set up with a 41 dB fiber-to-fiber loss; only 15 dB are due to the parametric processes.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2008
Published: February 10, 2009

Citation
Kai-Daniel F. Büchter, Harald Herrmann, Carsten Langrock, Martin M. Fejer, and Wolfgang Sohler, "All-optical Ti:PPLN wavelength conversion modules for free-space optical transmission links in the mid-infrared," Opt. Lett. 34, 470-472 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-4-470

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