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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 136–142

Parametric amplification in presence of dispersion fluctuations

Mitra Farahmand and Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 136-142 (2004)

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Parametric amplification in fibers with dispersion fluctuations is analyzed. The fluctuations are modelled as a stochastic process, with their size at a given position modelled as a Gaussian, and the autocorrelation decreasing exponentially. Two models are studied: in one the dispersion is piecewise constant, while in the other it is continuous. We find that the amplification does not depend on the models’ details and that only fluctuations with long correlation lengths affect the amplification significantly.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2003
Published: January 12, 2004

Mitra Farahmand and Martijn de Sterke, "Parametric amplification in presence of dispersion fluctuations," Opt. Express 12, 136-142 (2004)

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