Phase-sensitive amplification of picosecond optical pulses was demonstrated using an SOA as the nonlinear medium inside a Sagnac interferometer with a weak control signal. Numerical simulations using a semiconductor amplifier model are consistent with experiments.
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Y. Leng, C. J. Richardson, and J. Goldhar, "Phase-Sensitive Amplification of Optical Signal by an SOA in a Nonlinear Sagnac Interferometer," 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 JWA93.
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