Theory of nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a birefringent optical fibre

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Journal / PublicationOptics Communications
Volume152
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 1998

Abstract

Nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a birefringent optical fibre pumped with two waves of orthogonal linear polarisations at different wavelengths is studied theoretically. It is shown that, under appropriate conditions, the frequency shift in the four-wave mixing process is proportional to the polarisation-mode dispersion in the fibre, and insensitive to the difference between the two pump wavelengths. The theory explains the recent experimental observation that a laser beam can mix with a spectrum of light in a birefringent fibre to generate a distinct frequency-shifted beam. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Fibre optics, Four-wave mixing, Frequency conversion, Nonlinear optics, Phase matching, Polarisation

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Theory of nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a birefringent optical fibre. / Lor, K. P.; Chiang, K. S.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 152, No. 1-3, 15.06.1998, p. 26-30.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review