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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 884–888

Experimental investigation of saturation effect on pump-to-signal intensity modulation transfer in single-pump phase-insensitive fiber optic parametric amplifiers

Valentina Cristofori, Zohreh Lali-Dastjerdi, Toke Lund-Hansen, Christophe Peucheret, and Karsten Rottwitt  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 884-888 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.000884


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Abstract

We present an experimental characterization of how signal gain saturation affects the transfer of intensity modulation from the pump to the signal in single-pump, phase-insensitive fiber optic parametric amplifiers (FOPAs). In this work, we demonstrate experimentally for the first time, to our knowledge, how gain saturation of a FOPA reduces the noise contribution due to the transfer of pump power fluctuations to the signal. In a particular example, it is shown that the transferred noise is significantly reduced by a factor of 3, while the FOPA gain remains above 10 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2013
Published: March 12, 2013

Citation
Valentina Cristofori, Zohreh Lali-Dastjerdi, Toke Lund-Hansen, Christophe Peucheret, and Karsten Rottwitt, "Experimental investigation of saturation effect on pump-to-signal intensity modulation transfer in single-pump phase-insensitive fiber optic parametric amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 884-888 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-4-884

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