Parametric Amplification and Wavelength Conversion in Dual-Core Highly Nonlinear Fibers

Abstract

In this paper we experimentally show parametric amplification and wavelength conversion in a custom manufactured dual-core highly nonlinear fiber. On-off gain > 10 dB and conversion efficiencies between −1 and −8.5 dB were measured for both cores. The estimated effective nonlinear parameter for the cores of the fiber are 6.6 W−1.km−1 and 6.3 W−1.km−1, while the zero-dispersion wavelength for the individual cores is shown to be relatively close from each other. Furthermore, complementary analytical and numerical results show that coupled cores fiber optical parametric amplifier offer the potential of wide-band gain even when they have significantly distinct zero-dispersion wavelengths.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2022.3186809
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: UKRI Rights Retention Statement: For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising Funding: We acknowledge the Aston University managed projects EP/S016171/1 EPSRC-SFI: Energy Efficient M Communication using Combs (EEMC) and EP/S003436/1 Photonic Phase Conjugation Systems (PHOS). This work is funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/50008/2020- UIDP/50008/2020. This work was also partially supported by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research; the Hauts de-France Regional Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Contrat de Projets EtatRegion (C.P.E.R. Photonics for Society, P4S)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical fiber amplifiers,Optical fiber couplers,Optical fiber devices,Optical fiber dispersion,Optical fiber theory,Optical fibers,Optical wavelength conversion,Parametric amplifiers,spatial division multiplexing,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1558-2213
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-06-28
Published Online Date: 2022-06-28
Accepted Date: 2022-06-01
Authors: Ribeiro, Vitor (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9616-4584)
Szabo, Aron
Rocha, Ana M.
Gaur, Chandra B. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9760-9714)
Ali, Abdallah A. I. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4176-7542)
Quiquempois, Yves
Mussot, Arnaud
Bouwmans, Géraud
Doran, Nick (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8309-8805)

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