Polarization-Independent, Highly-Efficient Optical Fiber Wavelength Converter without Spectral Spread Using Synchronous Phase/Frequency Modulations

Shinji YAMASHITA  Kenichi TORII  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.7   pp.1370-1373
Publication Date: 2003/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Optoelectronics
four-wave mixing,  stimulated Brillouin scattering,  spread spectrum scheme,  synchronous modulation,  

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We demonstrate polarization-independent and highly-efficient optical fiber wavelength converters in a 10 Gb/s NRZ transmission system. They are based on synchronous phase or frequency modulations of the two orthogonally polarized pump lights, and can suppress not only the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) but also the spread of the converted spectrum without modulating the signal light.