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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 26 — Dec. 26, 2005
  • pp: 10483–10493

Gain characteristics of a frequency nondegenerate phase-sensitive fiber-optic parametric amplifier with phase self-stabilized input

Renyong Tang, Jacob Lasri, Preetpaul S. Devgan, Vladimir Grigoryan, Prem Kumar, and Michael Vasilyev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 26, pp. 10483-10493 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.010483


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a phase-sensitive amplifier based on frequency nondegenerate parametric amplification in optical fiber, where the input signal-idler pair is prepared all-optically. Using two fiber-optic parametric amplifier sections separated by a fiber-based wavelength-dependent phase shifter, we observe and investigate phase-sensitive gain profile in the 1550 nm region both experimentally and theoretically. The realized scheme automatically generates gain-defining phase that is environmentally stable, making it advantageous for building phase-sensitive transmission links.

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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
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Renyong Tang, Jacob Lasri, Preetpaul S. Devgan, Vladimir Grigoryan, Prem Kumar, and Michael Vasilyev, "Gain characteristics of a frequency nondegenerate phase-sensitive fiber-optic parametric amplifier with phase self-stabilized input," Opt. Express 13, 10483-10493 (2005)
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