Zhou, Jianhui and Park, Namkyoo and Vahala, Kerry J. and Newkirk, Michael A. and Miller, Barry I. (1994) Four-wave mixing wavelength conversion efficiency in semiconductor traveling-wave amplifiers measured to 65 nm of wavelength shift. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 6 (8). pp. 984-987. ISSN 1041-1135 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZHOieeeptl94b
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The efficiency of broadband optical wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in semiconductor traveling-wave amplifiers is measured for wavelength shifts up to 65 nm using a tandem amplifier geometry. A quantity we call the relative conversion efficiency function, which determines the strength of the four-wave mixing nonlinearity, was extracted from the data. Using this quantity, gain requirements for lossless four-wave mixing wavelength conversion are calculated and discussed. Signal to background noise ratio is also measured and discussed in this study.
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|Subject Keywords:||multiwave mixing, optical communication equipment, optical frequency conversion, semiconductor lasers|
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