22 September 2014 All-incoherent wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear fiber using four-wave mixing
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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.
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Osayd M. Kharraz, Osayd M. Kharraz, Harith Ahmad, Harith Ahmad, David I. Forsyth, David I. Forsyth, Mohamad Dernaika, Mohamad Dernaika, Mohd Zamani B. Zulkifli, Mohd Zamani B. Zulkifli, Mohd Faizal B. Ismail, Mohd Faizal B. Ismail, Abu Bakar B. Mohammad, Abu Bakar B. Mohammad, } "All-incoherent wavelength conversion in highly nonlinear fiber using four-wave mixing," Optical Engineering 53(9), 096112 (22 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.9.096112 . Submission:
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