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Optical Engineering

All-incoherent wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear fiber using four-wave mixing
Author(s): Osayd M. Kharraz; Harith Ahmad; David I. Forsyth; Mohamad Dernaika; Mohd Zamani B. Zulkifli; Mohd Faizal B. Ismail; Abu Bakar B. Mohammad
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Paper Abstract

This work describes efficient and polarization insensitive, all-incoherent four-wave mixing wavelength conversion achieved within a short length of highly nonlinear fiber medium, created by using both spectrally sliced pump and probe channels from a single-amplified spontaneous emission source coupled to two narrowband Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) filters. This simple and cost-effective scheme is capable of generating a down-converted probe channel across a 17.2-nm wavelength span, while still maintaining a high conversion efficiency of around −22  dB and an optical-signal-to-noise ratio of ∼21  dB. The effects of pump power, FBG detuning, and polarization are also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(9) 096112 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.9.096112
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Osayd M. Kharraz, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Harith Ahmad, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
David I. Forsyth, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Mohamad Dernaika, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
Mohd Zamani B. Zulkifli, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
Mohd Faizal B. Ismail, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
Abu Bakar B. Mohammad, Univ. Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)

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