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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2269–2275

Four-wave mixing in fibers with randomly varying zero-dispersion wavelength

Magnus Karlsson  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 2269-2275 (1998)

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The effect of random fluctuations in the zero-dispersion wavelength is considered for fiber four-wave mixing. Theoretical expressions for average parametric gain, phase-conjugation conversion efficiency, and gain bandwidth are obtained and found to be in good agreement with experiments. Possible limitations on the noise figure in phase-sensitive amplifiers based on fiber four-wave mixing are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

Magnus Karlsson, "Four-wave mixing in fibers with randomly varying zero-dispersion wavelength," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2269-2275 (1998)

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