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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4666–4673

Temperature control of the gain spectrum of fiber optical parametric amplifiers

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, and L. G. Kazovsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4666-4673 (2005)

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The gain spectrum of a fiber optical parametric amplifier (OPA) can be controlled by imposing a temperature distribution along the fiber, which modulates the local fiber zero-dispersion wavelength λ0, and hence the parametric gain coefficient. We present simulations and experimental verification for various binary temperature distributions. The method should be applicable to fibers with realistic longitudinal variations of λ0.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

K. K. Y. Wong, M. Marhic, and L. Kazovsky, "Temperature control of the gain spectrum of fiber optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Express 13, 4666-4673 (2005)

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