Width and wavelength-tunable optical pulse train generation based on four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber

Ailing Zhang, Heliang Liu, M. S. Demokan, Hwa Yaw Tam

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Abstract

We demonstrate both width and wavelength-tunable optical pulse train generation based on four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. By tuning the delay time between two pulse trains, the pulsewidth of the generated pulse train is continuously tuned. By tuning the wavelength of one of the pulse trains, the wavelength of the generated pulse train is also continuously tuned. In our experiment, the pulsewidth of a 5-GHz repetition rate pulse train is tuned from 88 to 19 ps and the pulsewidth of a 10-GHz pulse train is tuned from 39 to 19 ps. The 3-dB wavelength tuning range is about 70 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2664-2666
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Four-wave mixing (FWM)
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical fiber communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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