Optical Signal Processing and Switching with Second-Order Nonlinearities in Waveguides

Ming-Hsien CHOU  Krishnan R. PARAMESWARAN  Martin M. FEJER  Igal BRENER  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C    No.6    pp.869-874
Publication Date: 2000/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Advanced Optical Devices for Next Generation High-Speed Communication Systems and Photonic Networks)
Category: WDM Network Devices
three-wave mixing,  optical signal processing,  optical switching,  wavelength conversion,  lithium niobate,  

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We present three-wave mixing devices useful for signal processing functions in WDM and TDM systems, including wavelength conversion, spectral inversion, and gated mixing. These mixers exhibit extremely wide bandwidth, low noise, high efficiency, and format transparency.