All-Optical Frequency Shifting

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This chapter provides a theoretical model for pulse propagation inside an SOI waveguide. The four-wave mixing (FWM) process in SOI waveguides is discussed with an emphasis on the effects of two-photon absorption and the consequent free-carrier effects. All-optical wavelength conversion and optical signal processing along with requisite devices are illustrated with examples exclusively.


Frequency shifting All-optical wavelength conversion 



Silicon on insulator


Four-wave mixing


Wavelength division multiplexing


Dense wavelength division multiplexing


Optical time division multiplexing




Group velocity dispersion


Optical cross-connect


Continuous wave


Micro-electromechanical system


Two-photon absorption


Free carrier absorption


Self-phase modulation


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan

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