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Noise optimisation of polarisation independent wavelength converters based on dual-pump four-wave mixing

Noise optimisation of polarisation independent wavelength converters based on dual-pump four-wave mixing
Noise optimisation of polarisation independent wavelength converters based on dual-pump four-wave mixing
Four-wave mixing (FWM) has recently attracted great attention for wavelength conversion and phase conjugation. It offers strict transparency in wavelength conversion, where the use of any modulation format is permitted. In order for a FWM-based device to be practical, various polarisation independent mechanisms have been proposed and demonstrated which include the polarisation diversity technique and the orthogonally-polarised pumps technique. In this paper, we analyse the noise properties of polarisation independent four-wave mixing based on the orthogonally-polarised pumps technique. Noise reduction using fibre gratings is experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, in a dual-pump polarisation independent four-wave mixer. A power penalty improvement in excess of 5 dB in a 10 Gbit/s RZ system is achieved.
1-55752-582-X
122-124
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Set, S.Y.
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Geiger, H.
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Laming, R.I.
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Set, S.Y.
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Geiger, H.
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Laming, R.I.
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Set, S.Y., Geiger, H. and Laming, R.I. (1999) Noise optimisation of polarisation independent wavelength converters based on dual-pump four-wave mixing. In Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication (OFC/IOOC '99). Technical Digest. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. pp. 122-124 . (doi:10.1109/OFC.1999.767813).

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Abstract

Four-wave mixing (FWM) has recently attracted great attention for wavelength conversion and phase conjugation. It offers strict transparency in wavelength conversion, where the use of any modulation format is permitted. In order for a FWM-based device to be practical, various polarisation independent mechanisms have been proposed and demonstrated which include the polarisation diversity technique and the orthogonally-polarised pumps technique. In this paper, we analyse the noise properties of polarisation independent four-wave mixing based on the orthogonally-polarised pumps technique. Noise reduction using fibre gratings is experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, in a dual-pump polarisation independent four-wave mixer. A power penalty improvement in excess of 5 dB in a 10 Gbit/s RZ system is achieved.

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Published date: 1999
Venue - Dates: Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication (OFC/IOOC '99), San Diego County, United States, 1999-02-21 - 1999-02-26

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Local EPrints ID: 76551
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76551
ISBN: 1-55752-582-X
PURE UUID: 36f14851-b748-4c3e-bdf4-7a71cc8091d9

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 02:25

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Author: S.Y. Set
Author: H. Geiger
Author: R.I. Laming

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