Dual-wavelength-pumped cascaded fiber Raman converters for wide-range wavelength conversion

Atsushi Uchida, Masahiro Takeoka, Fumihiko Kannari

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    A novel, wide-range, high-speed, and tunable wavelength conversion scheme, 'a fiber Raman converter,' is proposed, in which an externally injected high power pump laser and the associated Stokes laser are used to assist the Raman conversion process of signal light coded with optical information. In order to get a large frequency difference between two carrier frequencies, this fiber Raman process is cascaded twice. However, since the common external pump laser can be used in two cascaded Raman processes as long as phase- matching conditions are attained, the entire configuration is still simple. We numerically demonstrate that wide-range wavelength conversion from 1.31 micrometer to 1.55 micrometer for optical fiber communication is feasible at up to 5 Gbit/s.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-226
    Number of pages12
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
    EventModeling and Simulation of Higher-Power Laser Systems IV - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: 1997 Feb 121997 Feb 12


    • 1.3 1 μm
    • 1.55 μm
    • Cascade
    • Dispersion effect
    • Fiber
    • Four-wave mixing
    • Optical communication
    • Phase-matching
    • Stimulated Raman Scattering
    • Wavelength conversion

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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