Four-wave mixing based 10-Gb/s tunable wavelength conversion using a holey fiber with a high SBS threshold

Ju Han Lee, Walter Belardi, Kentaro Furusawa, Periklis Petropoulos, Zulfadzli Yusoff, Tanya M. Monro, David J. Richardson

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Abstract

We demonstrate a four-wave-mixing based wavelength converter using a 15-m highly nonlinear holey fiber (HF) with a high stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) threshold. Error-free efficient wavelength conversion of 10-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero signal over a ∼ 10-nm bandwidth is reliably achieved. Our 15-m HF has a nonlinearity coefficient γ ∼ 70(±10) W-1· km-1 and an SBS threshold of more than 130 mW. The high SBS threshold is achieved by applying structural variation to the HF along its length during the fabrication process. No modulational-instability-induced intensity noise on the converted signals is observed due to the normal dispersion of the HF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-442
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar

Keywords

  • Gratings
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Optical fiber devices
  • Optical signal processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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