All-Optical Wavelength Conversion Using Ultra-Fast Nonlinearities in Optical Fiber

Shigeki WATANABE  Fumio FUTAMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.4   pp.889-895
Publication Date: 2002/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Fibers and Devices)
four wave mixing,  cross-phase modulation,  supercontinuum,  nonlinear fiber,  signal processing,  

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The effectiveness and possible applications of all-optical wavelength conversion using optical fibers are described. Several types of ultra-broad and ultra-fast wavelength conversion using highly-nonlinear fiber are shown. Over 70 nm conversion band by four-wave mixing, 500-fs pulse trains conversion by cross-phase-modulation-based nonlinear optical loop mirror and time-based optical add-drop multiplexing for 160 Gbit/s signal using wavelength conversion by supercontinuum are successfully demonstrated.