Abstract

We report difference frequency generation–based wavelength converters with multiple phase-matching wavelengths that use engineered quasi-phase-matching structures in LiNbO3 waveguides. Multiple-channel wavelength conversion is demonstrated within the 1.5µm band and between the 1.3- and 1.5µm bands. With simultaneous use of M pump wavelengths, these devices can also be used to perform wavelength broadcasting, in which each of N input signals is converted into M output wavelengths.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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