Evaluation of the cross-polarization modulation impact on the conversion efficiency of a four wave mixing process developed in a bulk-SOA

M. C. Acosta*, H. Soto

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Abstract

This paper addresses, theoretically and experimentally, the impact of the cross-polarization modulation (XPolM) phenomenon on the conversion efficiency of a four wave mixing (FWM) process taking place in a bulk-SOA with input signals linearly co-polarized at 0°, 45°, 90°, and -45°. Based on the experimental determination of the output polarization states of the pump and probe signals, a technique is proposed to incorporate the XPolM effect in classic models describing the FWM. It is demonstrated that classic models lacking the inclusion of the XPolM effect can reflect a significant error in the estimation of the conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume269
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially financed by the CONACYT-Mexico and the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Science.

Keywords

  • Four wave mixing
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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