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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4973–4979

Phase-sensitive amplification in a fiber

C. J. McKinstrie and S. Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4973-4979 (2004)

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Phase-sensitive amplification (PSA) has the potential to improve significantly the performance of optical communication systems. PSA is known to occur in χ(2) devices, and in a fiber interferometer, which is an example of a χ(3) device. In this report some four-wave mixing processes are described, which produce PSA directly in fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

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Original Manuscript: September 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

C. McKinstrie and S. Radic, "Phase-sensitive amplification in a fiber," Opt. Express 12, 4973-4979 (2004)

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