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Folded-path self-pumped wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier

Hunziker, Guido and Paiella, Roberto and Ziari, Mehrdad and Mathur, Atul and Vahala, Kerry J. (1997) Folded-path self-pumped wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 9 (10). pp. 1352-1354. ISSN 1041-1135.

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A four-wave mixing wavelength converter with no external pump laser and very low input signal power requirements is characterized. The wavelength conversion occurs inside a high-reflection/antireflection coated semiconductor optical amplifier pigtailed with a fiber Bragg grating. The pump signal is provided by the lasing mode at the Bragg wavelength. A 1-mW optical signal modulated at 2.5 Gb/s is converted over 9 mm with error rates below 10^-9.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1997 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received May 16, 1997; revised June 19, 1997. This work was supported by Advanced Research Projects Agency under Grant DAAL 01-94-k-03430, by the National Science Foundation under Grant ECS 9412862, and by the NORTHROP Corporation. The authors would like to thank Dr. T. Schrans and Dr. N. Kwong for loaning an electronic amplifier and Dr. D. Geraghty and Dr. R. Lee for their help and advice.
Subject Keywords:Communication systems, optical frequency conversion, optical mixers, optical propagation in nonlinear media, optical saturation, semiconductor lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers, wavelength-division multiplexing
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