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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 804–814

Noise performance of phase-insensitive multicasting in multi-stage parametric mixers

Christopher K. Huynh, Zhi Tong, Evgeny Myslivets, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, James R. Adleman, Sanja Zlatanovic, Everett W. Jacobs, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 804-814 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.000804


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Abstract

Noise properties of large-count spectral multicasting in a phase-insensitive parametric mixer were investigated. Scalable multicasting was achieved using two-tone continuous-wave seeded mixers capable of generating more than 20 frequency non-degenerate copies. The mixer was constructed using a multistage architecture to simultaneously manage high Figure-of-Merit frequency generation and suppress noise generation. The performance was characterized by measuring the conversion efficiency and noise figure of all signal copies. Minimum noise figure of 8.09dB was measured. Experimental findings confirm that noise of the multicasted signal does not grow linearly with copy count and that it can be suppressed below this limit.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2012
Published: January 8, 2013

Citation
Christopher K. Huynh, Zhi Tong, Evgeny Myslivets, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, James R. Adleman, Sanja Zlatanovic, Everett W. Jacobs, and Stojan Radic, "Noise performance of phase-insensitive multicasting in multi-stage parametric mixers," Opt. Express 21, 804-814 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-1-804


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