Fiber optical parametric amplifiers are overviewed. After brief introduction of parametric amplification, operation mechanism of phase-sensitive amplifiers and various issues in phase-insensitive amplifiers are described. Applications to processing devices are also mentioned.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
K. Inoue, "Nonlinear amplifiers and fiber processing devices," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuK1.
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