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Polarization insensitive four wave mixing based wavelength conversion in few-mode optical fibers

Polarization insensitive four wave mixing based wavelength conversion in few-mode optical fibers
Polarization insensitive four wave mixing based wavelength conversion in few-mode optical fibers

We report theoretical and experimental results on a wavelength converter based on inter-modal phase-matching in a graded index three-mode elliptical-core fiber. Here, two co-polarized pump waves propagate in one spatial mode whereas a signal and the corresponding generated idler propagate in another mode. We demonstrate that the idler power is independent of the signal polarization in both a 1 km and a 50 m long fiber. We attribute this polarization insensitivity to the fast random birefringence of the fiber under investigation in combination with the co-polarized pump configuration.

Dispersion, Fiber nonlinear optics, Four-wave mixing, Higher order mode, Mathematical model, Optical frequency conversion, Optical signal processing, Optical wavelength conversion, Polarization
0733-8724
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Anjum, Omar Farooq
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Guasoni, Massimiliano
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Horak, Peter
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Jung, Yongmin
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Anjum, Omar Farooq, Guasoni, Massimiliano, Horak, Peter, Jung, Yongmin, Petropoulos, Periklis, Richardson, David J. and Parmigiani, Francesca (2018) Polarization insensitive four wave mixing based wavelength conversion in few-mode optical fibers. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 1-6. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2018.2834148).

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Abstract

We report theoretical and experimental results on a wavelength converter based on inter-modal phase-matching in a graded index three-mode elliptical-core fiber. Here, two co-polarized pump waves propagate in one spatial mode whereas a signal and the corresponding generated idler propagate in another mode. We demonstrate that the idler power is independent of the signal polarization in both a 1 km and a 50 m long fiber. We attribute this polarization insensitivity to the fast random birefringence of the fiber under investigation in combination with the co-polarized pump configuration.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 May 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 May 2018
Keywords: Dispersion, Fiber nonlinear optics, Four-wave mixing, Higher order mode, Mathematical model, Optical frequency conversion, Optical signal processing, Optical wavelength conversion, Polarization

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Local EPrints ID: 421248
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421248
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 29a58b84-fc3e-4f05-837a-40cfddecb689
ORCID for Omar Farooq Anjum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6229-4305
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for Francesca Parmigiani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-2829

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Date deposited: 29 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:05

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