Abstract

We present an experimental study of a systematic design procedure for achieving high bandwidth wavelength conversion with low ripple in a fiber parametric device with a single tunable pump.We find good agreement with established theory. Fourth order dispersion and fluctuations in the zero-dispersion wavelength have little effect on final conversion bandwidth. Strategies for ripple reduction and pump filtering in a practical device are proposed.

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OFC

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Other

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