Abstract

We demonstrate a 10Gbits nonreturn-to-zero wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing in a 20m highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. The tunable wavelength conversion bandwidth (3dB) is about 100nm. The conversion efficiency is 16dB when the pump power is 22.5dBm. Phase modulation was not used to suppress the stimulated Brillouin scattering; thus the linewidth of the converted wavelength remained very narrow. The eye diagrams show that there is no additional noise during wavelength conversion. The measured power penalty at a 109  bit-error-rate level is about 0.7dB.

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C.-L. Zhao, X. Yang, C. Lu, W. Jin, and M. S. Demokan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2535 (2004).
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K. K. Chow, C. Shu, C. Lin, and A. Bjarklev, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1 (2005).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup of the wavelength converter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SBS (backward) versus the launched power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Conversion efficiency versus converted wavelength.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Optical spectra at points C and D.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Eye diagram for wavelength conversion of 10 Gb s NRZ signal at a wavelength of 1528.3 nm . a, For original signal; b, for converted signal.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Measured BER versus received optical power for wavelength conversion of a 10 Gb s NRZ signal.

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κ = 2 γ P 0 + Δ β ,
Δ β = [ λ 0 4 ( 2 π c ) 2 ] S 0 ( ω p ω 0 ) Δ ω 2 ,
g = [ ( γ P 0 ) 2 ( κ 2 ) 2 ] 1 2
4 γ P 0 < λ 0 4 ( 2 π c ) 2 S 0 ( ω p ω 0 ) Δ ω 2 < 0 .

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