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Efficient all-optical wavelength conversion scheme based on a saw-tooth pulse shaper

Efficient all-optical wavelength conversion scheme based on a saw-tooth pulse shaper
Efficient all-optical wavelength conversion scheme based on a saw-tooth pulse shaper
We experimentally demonstrate the use of saw-tooth optical pulses, generated using a superstructured fiber Bragg grating, to achieve high performance and efficient all-optical wavelength conversion in a scheme based on cross-phase modulation in a highly nonlinear fiber, with subsequent offset filtering. Compared to the use of more conventional waveforms, such as Gaussian pulses, the purpose-shaped saw-tooth pulses allow an improvement in the optical signal-to-noise ratio of the wavelength-converted signal of around 15 dB as well as a more than 6-dB improvement in receiver sensitivity.
1041-1135
1837-1839
Parmigiani, F.
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Ibsen, M.
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Petropoulos, P.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Parmigiani, F.
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Ibsen, M.
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Petropoulos, P.
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Richardson, D.J.
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Parmigiani, F., Ibsen, M., Petropoulos, P. and Richardson, D.J. (2009) Efficient all-optical wavelength conversion scheme based on a saw-tooth pulse shaper. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 21 (24), 1837-1839. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2009.2034617).

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We experimentally demonstrate the use of saw-tooth optical pulses, generated using a superstructured fiber Bragg grating, to achieve high performance and efficient all-optical wavelength conversion in a scheme based on cross-phase modulation in a highly nonlinear fiber, with subsequent offset filtering. Compared to the use of more conventional waveforms, such as Gaussian pulses, the purpose-shaped saw-tooth pulses allow an improvement in the optical signal-to-noise ratio of the wavelength-converted signal of around 15 dB as well as a more than 6-dB improvement in receiver sensitivity.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 October 2009
Published date: 15 December 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 164453
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/164453
ISSN: 1041-1135
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ORCID for F. Parmigiani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-2829
ORCID for P. Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Author: F. Parmigiani ORCID iD
Author: M. Ibsen
Author: P. Petropoulos ORCID iD
Author: D.J. Richardson ORCID iD

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