The pump to signal RIN transfer in chip-scale silicon Raman amplifiers is investigated in the presence of nonlinear losses. Pump RIN frequency components as high as 1.5 GHz will be transferred to the signal.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(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, M. Akdas, D. Dimitropoulos, B. Jalali, and O. Boyraz, "Pump to Signal RIN Transfer in Silicon Raman Amplifiers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OTuH7.
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