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International Journal of Optics
Volume 2012, Article ID 263828, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/263828
Research Article

Bragg-Scattering Four-Wave Mixing in Nonlinear Fibers with Intracavity Frequency-Shifted Laser Pumps

1XLIM, UMR CNRS 6172, Université de Limoges, 123 av A. Thomas, 87060 Limoges, France
2Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università di Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Received 8 July 2011; Accepted 5 September 2011

Academic Editor: Christophe Finot

Copyright © 2012 Katarzyna Krupa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We experimentally study four-wave mixing in highly nonlinear fibers using two independent and partially coherent laser pumps and a third coherent signal. We focus our attention on the Bragg-scattering frequency conversion. The two pumps were obtained by amplifying two Intracavity frequency-shifted feedback lasers working in a continuous wave regime.