Abstract

Wavelength conversion based on degenerate four-wave mixing in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The proposed concept of universal band translation in a single-pass traveling-wave structure offers a wavelength band rather than a single-wavelength mapping between distant spectral ranges. Near-infrared signals are modulated using both harmonic and pseudorandom bit sequences and translated to the visible optical band. Multiple-channel translation, which produces wavelength-division-multiplexed idlers in the visible band, is demonstrated for the first time. The performance of the translation process is measured both spectrally and temporally for both single- and multiple-channel signals.

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C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, A. R. Chraplyvy, "Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 8, 538-547 (2002).

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2001 (2)

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S. E. Bisson, K. M. Armstrong, T. J. Kulp, M. Hartings, "Broadly tunable, mode-hop-tuned CW optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Opt. 40, 6049-6055 (2001).

1999 (1)

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L. E. Myers, W. Bosenberg, "Periodically poled lithium niobate and quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators ," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663-1672 (1997).

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IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

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J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

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J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. (4)

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W. J. Wadsworth, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, T.-P. Martin Man, P. S. J. Russell, "Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers and optical fiber tapers: A novel light source," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 19, 2148-2155 (2002).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Science (1)

P. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers," Science 299, 358-362 (2003).

Other (5)

C. N. Banwell, E. M. McCash, Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy (McGraw-Hill, 1994).

J. E. Tyler, Light in the Sea (Dowden (Hithinsons and Ross), 1977).

Optical Fiber Telecommunications IV B: Systems and Impairments (Academic, 2002).

R. Jiang, R. Saperstein, N. Alic, M. Nezhad, C. McKinstrie, J. Ford, Y. Fainman, S. Radic, "375 THz Parametric translation of modulated signal from 1550 nm to visible band," Optical Fiber Commun. Conf. AnaheimCA (2006) Paper PD16.

K. P. Hansen, J. R. Folkenberg, C. Peucheret, A. Bjarklev, "Fully dispersion controlled triangular-core nonlinear photonic crystal fiber," Optical Fiber Commun. Conf. AtlantaGA (2003) Paper PD2.

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