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Chin. Phys. B, 2012, Vol. 21(9): 094215    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/21/9/094215

Phase-matching analysis of four-wave mixing induced by modulation instability in a single-mode fiber

Chen Wei, Meng Zhou, Zhou Hui-Juan
Department of Optic Information Science and Technology, College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
Abstract  Four-wave mixing induced by modulation instability in a single-mode fiber is analyzed from the phase-matching point of view. For the two-channel transmission, a method is proposed to select the four-wave-mixing-induced sidebands, which is based on the proper use of a continuous-wave and a pulse as light sources. We find that a mass of sidebands are generated in the modulation instability resonance region, and the power of the sideband increases with not only the peak power of the pump pulse but also the continuous-wave power which acts as a seed. The research will be guidable for the fiber communication and sensing systems using the wavelength division multiplexing technology.
Keywords:  four-wave mixing      modulation instability      phase matching  
Received:  08 March 2012      Revised:  01 April 2012      Published:  01 August 2012
PACS:  42.65.-k (Nonlinear optics)  
  42.65.Sf (Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics)  
  42.81.-i (Fiber optics)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61177073), the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (Grant No. 20104307110020), the Fund of Innovation of Graduate School of National University of Defense Technology, China (Grant No. B110703), and the Hunan Provincial Innovation Foundation for Postgraduate, China (Grant No. CX2011B033).
Corresponding Authors:  Meng Zhou     E-mail:

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Chen Wei, Meng Zhou, Zhou Hui-Juan Phase-matching analysis of four-wave mixing induced by modulation instability in a single-mode fiber 2012 Chin. Phys. B 21 094215

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