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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2884–2893

Full characterization of the signal and idler noise figure spectra in single-pumped fiber optical parametric amplifiers

Zhi Tong, Adonis Bogris, Magnus Karlsson, and Peter A. Andrekson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2884-2893 (2010)

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For the first time, four different noise sources, which are amplified quantum noise, Raman phonon seeded excess noise, pump transferred noise (PTN), and pump residual noise, are considered simultaneously to model the wavelength-dependent noise figure in a single-pumped fiber optical parametric amplifier. An asymmetric signal NF spectrum induced by both Raman phonon seeded excess noise and Raman gain modified PTN is measured in the electrical domain. Theoretical results agree very well with the experimental data. The idler NF spectrum is also analyzed and measured, which shows a more symmetric profile.

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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
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2010
Published: January 27, 2010

Zhi Tong, Adonis Bogris, Magnus Karlsson, and Peter A. Andrekson, "Full characterization of the signal and idler noise figure spectra in single-pumped fiber optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Express 18, 2884-2893 (2010)

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