Nanometer Wavelength Conversion of Picosecond Optical Pulses Using Cavity-Enhanced Highly Nondegenerate Four-Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Lasers

Patrick P. Iannone, Gregory Raybon, Uziel Koren, Charles A. Burrus, Paul R. Prucnal

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Abstract

We demonstrate 5.0-nm wavelength conversion of a mode-locked optical pulse train by cavity-enhanced highly nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a 1.53-μm injection-locked bulk InGaAsP V-groove laser. Input pulses having 17 ps duration are broadened to 61 ps due to the filtering imposed by the mixing laser. A simple two-mode rate equation model of an injection-locked semiconductor laser is used to explain the dependence of the output pulse broadening on bias current and injected pump power. The temporal response is improved by decreasing the laser bias current or increasing the injected pump power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1291
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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