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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14820–14835

Modeling and measurement of the noise figure of a cascaded non-degenerate phase-sensitive parametric amplifier

Zhi Tong, Adonis Bogris, Carl Lundström, C. J. McKinstrie, Michael Vasilyev, Magnus Karlsson, and Peter A. Andrekson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14820-14835 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014820


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Abstract

Semi-classical noise characteristics are derived for the cascade of a non-degenerate phase-insensitive (PI) and a phase-sensitive (PS) fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA). The analysis is proved to be consistent with the quantum theory under the large-photon number assumption. Based on this, we show that the noise figure (NF) of the PS-FOPA at the second stage can be obtained via relative-intensity-noise (RIN) subtraction method after averaging the signal and idler NFs. Negative signal and idler NFs are measured, and <2 dB NF at >16 dB PS gain is estimated when considering the combined signal and idler input, which is believed to be the lowest measured NF of a non-degenerate PS amplifier to this date. The limitation of the RIN subtraction method attributed to pump transferred noise and Raman phonon induced noise is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: June 28, 2010

Citation
Zhi Tong, Adonis Bogris, Carl Lundström, C. J. McKinstrie, Michael Vasilyev, Magnus Karlsson, and Peter A. Andrekson, "Modeling and measurement of the noise figure of a cascaded non-degenerate phase-sensitive parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 18, 14820-14835 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14820


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