Abstract

An intrinsically ultrafast, wide-band, and -range tunable dispersion compensation (TDC) is realized through parametric wavelength conversion in conjunction with fibers with large dispersion slope such as dispersion compensating fibers. The proposed schemes have unique potentials that they can operate with fast response in a truly colorless manner and are capable of producing two orders of magnitude larger bandwidth-dispersion product than conventional ones. After the discussions on the operating principle and design issues, a proof-of-concept experiment is performed to verify the static operations achieving a tunable dispersion range larger than ±280.5 ps<sup>2</sup> for 2.47 ps optical pulses.

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2007 (1)

T. Torounidis, P. Andrekson, "Broadband single-pumped fiber-optic parametric amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 650-652 (2007).

2006 (2)

T. Torounidis, P. A. Andrekson, B.-E. Olsson, "Fiber optical parametric amplifier with 70-dB gain," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1194-1196 (2006).

D. Méchin, R. Provo, J. D. Harvey, C. J. McKinstrie, "180-nm wavelength conversion based on Bragg scattering in an optical fiber," Opt. Express 14, 8995-8999 (2006).

2005 (2)

M. Takahashi, R. Sugizaki, J. Hiroishi, M. Tadakuma, Y. Taniguchi, T. Yagi, "Low-loss low-dispersion-slope highly nonlinear fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 3615-3624 (2005).

C. R. Doerr, S. Chandrasekhar, M. A. Cappuzzo, A. Wong-Foy, E. Y. Chen, L. T. Gomez, "Four-stage mach-zehnder-type tunable optical dispersion compensator with single-knob control," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2637-2639 (2005).

2004 (2)

T. Tanemura, C. S. Goh, K. Kikuchi, S. Y. Set, "Highly efficient arbitrary wavelength conversion within entire c-band based on nondegenerate fiber four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 551-553 (2004).

J. E. Simsarian, L. Zhang, "Wavelength locking a fast-switching tunable laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1745-1747 (2004).

2003 (2)

D. J. Moss, M. Lamont, S. McLaughlin, G. Randall, P. Colbourne, S. Kiran, C. A. Hulse, "Tunable dispersion and dispersion slope compensators for 10 Gb/s using all-pass multicavity etalons," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 730-732 (2003).

C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, S. Chandrasekhar, R. Pafchek, "Colorless tunable dispersion compensator with 400-ps/nm range integrated with a tunable noise filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1258-1260 (2003).

2000 (1)

B. J. Eggleton, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, A. Ahuja, J. A. Rogers, P. S. Westbrook, T. N. Nielsen, S. Stulz, K. Dreyer, "Tunable dispersion compensation in a 160-Gb/s TDM system by a voltage controlled chirped fiber Bragg grating," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1022-1024 (2000).

1997 (1)

M. Shirasaki, "Chromatic-dispersion compensator using virtually imaged phased array," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1598-1600 (1997).

1994 (1)

K. Inoue, "Tunable and selective wavelength conversion using fiber four-wave mixing with two pump lights," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 1451-1453 (1994).

1981 (1)

1979 (1)

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

C. R. Doerr, L. W. Stulz, S. Chandrasekhar, R. Pafchek, "Colorless tunable dispersion compensator with 400-ps/nm range integrated with a tunable noise filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1258-1260 (2003).

C. R. Doerr, S. Chandrasekhar, M. A. Cappuzzo, A. Wong-Foy, E. Y. Chen, L. T. Gomez, "Four-stage mach-zehnder-type tunable optical dispersion compensator with single-knob control," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2637-2639 (2005).

K. Inoue, "Tunable and selective wavelength conversion using fiber four-wave mixing with two pump lights," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 1451-1453 (1994).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (7)

B. J. Eggleton, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, A. Ahuja, J. A. Rogers, P. S. Westbrook, T. N. Nielsen, S. Stulz, K. Dreyer, "Tunable dispersion compensation in a 160-Gb/s TDM system by a voltage controlled chirped fiber Bragg grating," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1022-1024 (2000).

D. J. Moss, M. Lamont, S. McLaughlin, G. Randall, P. Colbourne, S. Kiran, C. A. Hulse, "Tunable dispersion and dispersion slope compensators for 10 Gb/s using all-pass multicavity etalons," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 730-732 (2003).

M. Shirasaki, "Chromatic-dispersion compensator using virtually imaged phased array," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1598-1600 (1997).

T. Torounidis, P. Andrekson, "Broadband single-pumped fiber-optic parametric amplifiers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 650-652 (2007).

T. Torounidis, P. A. Andrekson, B.-E. Olsson, "Fiber optical parametric amplifier with 70-dB gain," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1194-1196 (2006).

T. Tanemura, C. S. Goh, K. Kikuchi, S. Y. Set, "Highly efficient arbitrary wavelength conversion within entire c-band based on nondegenerate fiber four-wave mixing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 551-553 (2004).

J. E. Simsarian, L. Zhang, "Wavelength locking a fast-switching tunable laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1745-1747 (2004).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

M. Takahashi, R. Sugizaki, J. Hiroishi, M. Tadakuma, Y. Taniguchi, T. Yagi, "Low-loss low-dispersion-slope highly nonlinear fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 3615-3624 (2005).

Opt. Express (1)

Other (12)

S. Radic, R. M. Jopson, C. J. McKinstrie, A. H. Gnauck, S. Chandrasekhar, J. C. Centanni, "Wavelength division multiplexed transmission over standard single mode fiber using polarization insensitive signal conjugation in highly nonlinear optical fiber," Proc. OFC (2003).

H. Sotobayashi, W. Chujo, "Inter-wavelength-band conversions and demultiplexings of 640 Gbit/s OTDM signals," Proc. OFC (2002).

T. Okuno, T. Nakanishi, M. Hirano, M. Onishi, "Practical considerations for the applications of highly nonlinear fibers," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2007).

S. Matsushita, S. Namiki, O. Aso, M. Sakano, "S-band CW lightwave generation using four-wave mixing in high-nonlinearity fiber," Proc. ECOC (2001).

J. D. Marconi, J. M. Chavez Boggio, H. L. Fragnito, S. R. Bickham, "Nearly 100 nm bandwidth of flat gain with a double-pumped fiber optic parametric amplifier," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2007).

R. Jiang, N. Alic, C. McKinstrie, S. Radic, "Two pump parametric amplifier with 40 db of equalized continuous gain over 50 nm," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2007).

Y. Akasaka, R. Sugizaki, T. Kamiya, "Dispersion compensating technique of 1300 nm zero-dispersion SM fiber to get flat dispersion at 1550 nm range," Proc. ECOC (1995).

M. Onishi, H. Ishikawa, T. Kashiwada, K. Nakazato, A. Fukuda, H. Kanamori, M. Nishimura, "High performance dispersion compensating fiber and its application to upgrading of 1.31 mm optimized system," Proc. ECOC (1993).

S. Namiki, "Parametric tunable dispersion compensation," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2007).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001) pp. 389-444.

H. Tsuda, M. Yasumoto, J. Ito, D. Ritums, J. Dawley, D. Kudzuma, Y. Tanaka, K. Nashimoto, "15 ns, high-speed wavelength tuning over 16 nm using electrically controllable PLZT arrayed waveguide grating," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2007).

A. Gnauck, R. M. Jopson, Optical Fiber Telecommunications IIIA (Academic, 1997).

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