We show that modulation of pump phases in dual-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers produce large signal fluctuations because of fiber dispersion. The performance becomes worse when phase is modulated using pseudorandom bit patterns with a sharp rise time.
© 2005 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
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
F. Yaman, Q. Lin, S. Radic, and G. P. Agrawal, " Impact of Pump-Phase Modulation on the Performance of Dual-Pump Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifiers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OWN3.
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