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Published June 1996 | Published
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Using tensor properties of four wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for polarization independent wavelength conversion or pump suppression


Summary form only given. Wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing (FWM) in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) has several advantages, including transparency to the modulation format and bit rate. An important feature of the intensity and polarization of the FWM wavelength-converted signal is their dependence on the polarizations of the input signal and pump waves. In this paper, we discuss the polarization properties of the FWM susceptibility χ_(ijkl) of strained multiple quantum well SOAs and their potential for application to polarization-independent wavelength conversion and pump suppression.

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© 1996 Optical Society of America. Date of Current Version: 06 August 2002.

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