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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5361–5364

Competing four-wave mixing processes in dispersion oscillating telecom fiber

Christophe Finot, Julien Fatome, Alexej Sysoliatin, A. Kosolapov, and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5361-5364 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005361


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Abstract

We experimentally study the dynamics of the generation of multiple sidebands by means of a quasi-phase-matched four-wave mixing (FWM) process occurring in a dispersion-oscillating, highly nonlinear optical fiber. The fiber under test is pumped by a ns microchip laser operating in the normal average group-velocity dispersion regime and in the telecom C band. We reveal that the growth of higher-order sidebands is strongly influenced by the competition with cascade FWM between the pump and the first-order quasi-phase matched sidebands. The properties of these competing FWM processes are substantially affected when a partially coherent pump source is used, leading to a drastic reduction of the average power needed for sideband generation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Citation
Christophe Finot, Julien Fatome, Alexej Sysoliatin, A. Kosolapov, and Stefan Wabnitz, "Competing four-wave mixing processes in dispersion oscillating telecom fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 5361-5364 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-24-5361


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