Noise performance of an eight-sideband mixer seeded by two continuous-wave pumps was measured and compared with two- and four-sideband parametric devices. We show that the noise-figure of a free-running mixer grows with increasing sideband number.
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Z. Tong, A. O. J. Wiberg, N. Alic, and S. Radic, "Noise Performance of an Eight-Sideband Parametric Mixer," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTh4I.5.
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