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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1172–1181

Optimization of Raman-Assisted Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifier Gain

Shao Hao Wang, Lixin Xu, P. K. A. Wai, and Hwa Yaw Tam

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 1172-1181 (2011)

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We studied the gain of Raman-assisted fiber optical parametric amplifiers (RA-FOPAs) both theoretically and experimentally. We investigated the relationship between the overall gain and different combinations of Raman and parametric pump powers using contour maps. We derived a normalized phase-matched model to determine the general behavior the peak gains of RA-FOPAs operating in the small signal region. The contour maps of the combined gain enhancement can be used to optimize both indirect and direct Raman gain of the signal/idler in RA-FOPAs. We showed that, in a given fiber, it is possible to optimize the Raman and parametric pump powers in RA-FOPAs for high gain and high efficiency.

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Shao Hao Wang, Lixin Xu, P. K. A. Wai, and Hwa Yaw Tam, "Optimization of Raman-Assisted Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifier Gain," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 1172-1181 (2011)

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