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Double-conversion optical frequency shifter using multiple quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3 waveguides
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we proposed a variable operation of a DC-OFS based on double SFG+DFG (Double-SFG+DFG-OFS) nonlinearity process for the first time. We studied the principle and configuration of three DC-OFS in detail both theoretically and experimentally. In order to compare with Double-DFG-OFS and Double-SHG+DFG-OFS, we also used two four-channel-controlling multiple-quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3 wavelength converters and got ten different outputs spreading across a wavelength range of as broad as 35 nm by changing the combination of two controlling wavelengths of the two wavelength converters. And one channel signal was converted to shorter and longer wavelength and the same wavelength by changing the controlling wavelengths. We got higher conversion efficiency compared with the other two DC-OFSs mentioned above. We used novel M-QPM-LN wavelength converters having a continuously-phase- modulated domain structure, which can be operated by multiple pump wavelengths with minimum loss of efficiency. The periods were 14.8μm. The phase of the periodic poling was continuously modulated to satisfy the QPM condition at four different wavelengths. The frequency spacing of control signal-b is twice as large as the control signal-a. The operating temperatures were 102.5 and 100.5 C for the first and the second QPM-LN wavelength converters, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6783, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems V, 67833U (19 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.743526
Show Author Affiliations
Yiju Wang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Yuanqing Huang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zihua Weng, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Huangping Yan, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Jiangong Zhu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhaoxi Wu, Xiamen Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6783:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems V
Dominique Chiaroni; Wanyi Gu; Ken-ichi Kitayama; Chang-Soo Park, Editor(s)

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