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Four-wave mixing wavelength conversion efficiency in semiconductor traveling-wave amplifiers measured to 65 nm of wavelength shift

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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Abstract

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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Additional Information:© Copyright 1994 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received February 22, 1994; revised May 23, 1994. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, Contract NOOO14-91-1524, and the Northrop Corporation.
Subject Keywords:multiwave mixing, optical communication equipment, optical frequency conversion, semiconductor lasers
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