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Efficiency of broadband four-wave mixing wavelength conversion using semiconductor traveling-wave amplifiers

Zhou, Jianhui and Park, Namkyoo and Dawson, Jay W. and Vahala, Kerry J. and Newkirk, Michael A. and Miller, Barry I. (1994) Efficiency of broadband four-wave mixing wavelength conversion using semiconductor traveling-wave amplifiers. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 6 (1). pp. 50-52. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZHOieeeptl94a

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Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis and experimental measurements of broadband optical wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in semiconductor traveling-wave amplifiers. In the theoretical analysis, we obtain an analytical expression for the conversion efficiency. In the experiments, both up and down-conversion efficiencies are measured as a function of wavelength shift for shifts up to 27 nm. The experimental data are well explained by the theoretical calculation. The observed higher conversion efficiency for wavelength down-conversion is believed to be caused by phase interferences that exist between various mechanisms contributing to the four-wave mixing process.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1994 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received July 13, 1993; revised November 1, 1993. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research under contract N00014-91-1524 and by Northrop Corporation.
Subject Keywords:laser theory, multiwave mixing, optical frequency conversion, semiconductor lasers
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