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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3610–3622

Accurate numerical simulation of short fiber optical parametric amplifiers

M. E. Marhic, A. A. Rieznik, G. Kalogerakis, C. Braimiotis, H.L. Fragnito, and L. G. Kazovsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3610-3622 (2008)

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We improve the accuracy of numerical simulations for short fiber optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs). Instead of using the usual coarse-step method, we adopt a model for birefringence and dispersion which uses fine-step variations of the parameters. We also improve the split-step Fourier method by exactly treating the nonlinear ellipse rotation terms. We find that results obtained this way for two-pump OPAs can be significantly different from those obtained by using the usual coarse-step fiber model, and/or neglecting ellipse rotation terms.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2008
Published: March 4, 2008

M. E. Marhic, A. A. Rieznik, G. Kalogerakis, C. Braimiotis, H. L. Fragnito, and L. G. Kazovsky, "Accurate numerical simulation of short fiber optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Express 16, 3610-3622 (2008)

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