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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 23413–23419

Noise-induced nonlinear frequency chirping in χ(3) nonlinear media

Slaven Moro, Aleksandar Danicic, Nikola Alic, Bryan Stossel, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 23413-23419 (2010)

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We theoretically and experimentally analyze the dominant impairment mechanisms affecting the fidelity of optical phase in parametric amplifiers and converters in media characterized by third-order (Kerr) optical nonlinearity. The critical role of narrow-band pump filtering in parametric mixers is quantified with respect to frequency stability of amplified and converted waves. The analysis is generally applicable to all four-photon devices used to generate new frequencies or translate spectral bands.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2010
Published: October 22, 2010

Slaven Moro, Aleksandar Danicic, Nikola Alic, Bryan Stossel, and Stojan Radic, "Noise-induced nonlinear frequency chirping in χ(3) nonlinear media," Opt. Express 18, 23413-23419 (2010)

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