Polarization-Insensitive Four-Wave Mixing Wavelength Conversion Using a Fiber Bragg Grating and a Faraday Rotator Mirror

Changyuan Yu, Z. Pan, Y. Wang, Y. Song, D. Gurkan, M. Hauer, A. Willner, D. Starodubov

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A technique for polarization-insensitive four-wave mixing (FWM) wavelength conversion was demonstrated in dispersion-shifted fibers using a fiber Bragg grating and a Faraday rotator mirror. For increasing the efficiency and throughput of high-speed optical networks, optical wavelength conversion was an essential function. The FWM-based wavelength conversion was ultra-fast and transparent to both modulation format and bit rate and induced negligible signal degradation. The results show that when the polarization state of the signal is orthogonal to the polarization state of the pump, there is no converted wave, resulting in more than 25 dB polarization sensitivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) -
Duration: 1 Dec 2003 → …


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC)
Period1/12/03 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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