Wavelength conversion of a 40 Gb/s RZ-DPSK signal using four-wave mixing in a dispersion-flattened highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber

Peter Andreas Andersen, Torger Tokle, Yan Geng, Christophe Peucheret, Palle Jeppesen

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Abstract

Wavelength conversion of a 40-Gb/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying signal is demonstrated in a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber (HNL-PCF) for the first time. A conversion efficiency of -20 dB for a pump power of 23 dBm and a conversion bandwidth of 31 nm, essentially limited by the gain bandwidth of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, are obtained in only 50-m dispersion-flattened HNL-PCF with nonlinear coefficient equal to 11 W-1·km-1. This experiment demonstrates the potential of four-wave mixing in HNL-PCF as a modulation format and bit rate transparent wavelength conversion mechanism in future high-speed systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1908-1910
ISSN1041-1135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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