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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Nonlinear Effects in Nanophotonic Structures (CTuT)

Noise Figure of High-Repetition-Rate Optical Parametric Amplifiers in Silicon

Xinzhu Sang, En-Kuang Tien, Feng Qian, Nuh S. Yuksek, Qi Song, and Ozdal Boyraz

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A numerical investigation on noise figure (NF) inside the silicon waveguides pumped with high-repetition-rate pulses is carried out. The parameters of pump pulses are important to generate net gain and <7dB NF in silicon waveguides.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

X. Sang, E. Tien, F. Qian, N. S. Yuksek, Q. Song, and O. Boyraz, "Noise Figure of High-Repetition-Rate Optical Parametric Amplifiers in Silicon," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuT6.

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