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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 780–787

Pump-degenerate phase-sensitive amplification in chalcogenide waveguides

Yanbing Zhang, Jochen Schröder, Chad Husko, Simon Lefrancois, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 780-787 (2014)

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We experimentally demonstrate phase-sensitive amplification based on pump-degenerate four-wave mixing in dispersion-engineered chalcogenide waveguides. We achieve a maximum extinction ratio of 18 dB with a pump peak power of 6.7 W. The variation of the gain as a function of relative phase, pump power, and bandwidth is theoretically analyzed and experimentally studied. Additionally, an analytical formula relating the phase-transfer curve to the experimental gain curve is derived. Numerical calculations show strong agreement with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

Yanbing Zhang, Jochen Schröder, Chad Husko, Simon Lefrancois, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Pump-degenerate phase-sensitive amplification in chalcogenide waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 780-787 (2014)

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