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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 7445–7448

Gain optimization of fiber optical parametric amplifier based on genetic algorithm with pump depletion

Yulin Liu, Zeyong Wang, Hongna Zhu, and Xiaorong Gao  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 31, pp. 7445-7448 (2013)

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A method to optimize the gain of a fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA) is presented by using a genetic algorithm (GA), which can determine the parameters of FOPA and avoid the trouble of trial and error to achieve it. The effect of pump depletion on the gain characteristic of the FOPA is emphasized, and the effects of the fiber length, the wavelength, and the power of two pumps on bandwidth, flatness, and magnitude of the gain spectrum are also studied. According to the presentation, fiber length and the wavelength of the two pumps are selected to be the variable parameters in the GA. When the parameters of the fiber are determined, with the numerical simulation, the optimum combination scheme between those chosen variables could be obtained by the algorithms with the result of the gain optimization of FOPA.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Yulin Liu, Zeyong Wang, Hongna Zhu, and Xiaorong Gao, "Gain optimization of fiber optical parametric amplifier based on genetic algorithm with pump depletion," Appl. Opt. 52, 7445-7448 (2013)

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