1 January 2008 Analytical investigation of all-optical wavelength conversion in a semiconductor-optical-amplifier integrated distributed feedback laser wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing
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Optical Engineering, 47(1), 014202 (2008). doi:10.1117/1.2832764
Abstract
We investigate nondegenerate four-wave mixing and the resulting high efficiency of wavelength conversion in a semiconductor-optical-amplifier integrated distributed feedback laser, which is one of the latest achievements of photonics technology. For analyzing the amplifier we use a finite-difference beam propagation method based on solution of a modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation, and for the laser we use a coupled-wave approach. We investigated wavelength conversion up to 4-THz pump-probe detuning with lossless conversion up to 400-GHz detuning and a conversion efficiency of -4.8 dB at 1-THz pump-probe detuning. For calibration and verification of the software developed in this study, we have used experimental measurements reported from MIT electronics and Fujitsu research laboratories on a similar device. We have successfully estimated the conversion efficiency of the tested device.
Hassan Katuzian, Mostafa Keshavarz Moazzam, "Analytical investigation of all-optical wavelength conversion in a semiconductor-optical-amplifier integrated distributed feedback laser wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing," Optical Engineering 47(1), 014202 (1 January 2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2832764
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Four wave mixing

Optical engineering

Semiconductor lasers

Quantum wells

Terahertz radiation

Beam propagation method

Instrument modeling

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