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Optical Engineering

Optimal design of tunable parametric wavelength converters based on degenerate four-wave mixing in optical fibers
Author(s): Sheng Cui; Deming Liu; Yin Wang
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Paper Abstract

We prove that the tuning range of a one-pump fiber parametric wavelength converter based on degenerate four-wave mixing can be maximized by selecting fibers with appropriate zero dispersion wavelength and high-order dispersion coefficients. The maximal tuning range is proportional to the cube root of the product of the pump power and fiber nonlinear coefficient. If the effects of fourth-order dispersion are utilized, the tuning range can increase dramatically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 48(2) 025001 doi: 10.1117/1.3076213
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 48, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Sheng Cui, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics (China)
Deming Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yin Wang, Wuhan National Lab. for Optoelectronics (China)


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