We firstly measure the noise figure of parametric wavelength conversion in a quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3 waveguide. The measured figures depend on the pump laser quality and conversion efficiency, and agree well with the proposed analytical model.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
E. Yamazaki, A. Takada, and T. Morioka, "Noise Figure Measurement of Parametric Wavelength Conversion in a Quasi-phase-matched LiNbO3 Waveguide," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CWE4.
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