We study the impact of random variations in the zero-dispersion wavelength along the fiber length and show that they limit considerably the usable bandwidth of dual-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
Q. Lin, F. Yaman, and G. P. Agrawal, "Impact of randomly varying fiber dispersion on dual-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MC36.