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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2178–2189

Unimpaired phase-sensitive amplification by vector four-wave mixing near the zero-dispersion frequency

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, M. G. Raymer, and L. Schenato  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2178-2189 (2007)

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Phase-sensitive amplification (PSA), which is produced by degenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) in a randomly-birefringent fiber, has the potential to improve the performance of optical communication systems. Scalar FWM, which is driven by parallel pumps, is impaired by the generation of pump–pump and pump–signal harmonics, which limit the level, and modify the phase sensitivity, of the signal gain. In contrast, vector FWM, which is driven by perpendicular pumps, is not impaired by the generation of harmonics. Vector FWM produces PSA with the classical properties of a one-mode squeezing transformation.

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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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, M. G. Raymer, and L. Schenato, "Unimpaired phase-sensitive amplification by vector four-wave mixing near the zero-dispersion frequency," Opt. Express 15, 2178-2189 (2007)

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