Simultaneous Tunable Wavelength Conversion and Power Amplification Using a Pump-Modulated Wide-Band Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifier

Guo-Wei LU
Kazi Sarwar ABEDIN

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B    No.11    pp.3712-3714
Publication Date: 2008/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.11.3712
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
fiber optics communications,  all-optical signal processing,  wavelength conversion,  four-wave mixing,  parametric amplification,  

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate an all-optical broadband wavelength conversion scheme with simultaneous power amplification based on a pump-modulated fiber optic parametric amplifier (FOPA). All-optical tunable wavelength conversion from one to two wavelengths was achieved with ≥13 dB extinction ratio and <2.7-dB power penalty, accompanied by a high (≥37 dB) and flat ( 3 dB variation) FOPA gain spectrum over 47 nm.