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Polarization-independent wavelength conversion at 2.5 Gb/s by dual-pump four-wave mixing in a strained semiconductor optical amplifier

Hunziker, Guido and Paiella, Roberto and Geraghty, David F. and Vahala, Kerry J. and Koren, Uzi (1996) Polarization-independent wavelength conversion at 2.5 Gb/s by dual-pump four-wave mixing in a strained semiconductor optical amplifier. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 8 (12). pp. 1633-1635. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HUNieeeptl96

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Abstract

We give a general expression for the polarization dependence of the four-wave mixing (FWM) efficiency in the dual-pump configuration. This expression, along with some general properties of the FWM susceptibility tensor, is used to propose a simple scheme to generate a nearly (1.5-dB variation) polarization independent FWM converted signal. The viability of this scheme is verified in a wavelength conversion experiment at 2.5 Gb/s.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1996 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received July 25, 1996. this work was supported by ARPA Contract DAAL 01-94.k-03d10 and NSF Grant ECS 9412862. The authors gratefully acknowledge the generous support from Ortel and Northrop Grumman Corp., and thank R.B. for his assistance.
Subject Keywords:multiplexing equipment; multiwave mixing; nonlinear optical susceptibility; nonlinear optics; optical communication equipment; optical frequency conversion; quantum well lasers; wavelength division multiplexing
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