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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 8989–8994

Demonstration of low-noise frequency conversion by Bragg Scattering in a Fiber

A. H. Gnauck, R. M. Jopson, C. J. McKinstrie, J. C. Centanni, and S. Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 8989-8994 (2006)

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We experimentally examine the noise properties of a two-pump optical parametric amplifier when converting frequencies using the Bragg-scattering (BS) and phase-conjugation (PC) processes. Using co-polarized pumps and signal, we show that the noise performance is limited by spontaneous Raman scattering. The noise performance of BS is superior to that of PC, and should improve with larger frequency excursions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

A. H. Gnauck, R. M. Jopson, C. J. McKinstrie, J. C. Centanni, and S. Radic, "Demonstration of Low-Noise Frequency Conversion by Bragg Scattering in a Fiber," Opt. Express 14, 8989-8994 (2006)

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