Patent Number: 6,252,698

Title: Method and device for wavelength conversion, and system including the device

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for wavelength conversion. In this method, an optical signal received is separated into a first polarization component having a first polarization plane and a second polarization component having a second polarization plane perpendicular to the first polarization plane. The first polarization component is supplied to a first optical waveguide structure over which a first surface acoustic wave propagates, in a direction identical with the propagation direction of the first surface acoustic wave. The second polarization component is supplied to a second optical waveguide structure over which a second surface acoustic wave propagates, in a direction opposite to the propagation direction of the second surface acoustic wave. First converted light output from the first optical waveguide structure and second converted light output from the second optical waveguide structure are combined together. According to this method, the optical signal can be wavelength-converted with a high efficiency concerning a predetermined wavelength.

Inventors: Oikawa; Yoichi (Sapporo, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G02F 1/11 (20060101); G02F 1/01 (20060101); G02F 1/125 (20060101); G02B 6/34 (20060101); G02F 001/35 (); H01S 003/08 (); G02B 006/26 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018