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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4130–4137

Detailed characterization of a fiber-optic parametric amplifier in phase-sensitive and phase-insensitive operation

Joseph Kakande, Carl Lundström, Peter A. Andrekson, Zhi Tong, Magnus Karlsson, Periklis Petropoulos, Francesca Parmigiani, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4130-4137 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.004130


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Abstract

Abstract: We experimentally demonstrate a single-pumped, non-degenerate phase-sensitive parametric amplifier with a precise control of phase and amplitude of the in-going waves and investigate in detail its gain, attenuation and saturation properties in comparison with operation in phase insensitive amplifier (PIA) mode. We experimentally observe the variation of the gain and attenuation as a function of the relative phase, pump power and the signal-idler power ratio. The phase sensitive gain spectrum is studied over a 24 nm symmetrical bandwidth and we achieve a maximum phase sensitive amplification (PSA) gain of 33 dB. A departure from the theoretical maximum attenuation as the gain increases is observed and explained.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2009
Published: February 17, 2010

Citation
Joseph Kakande, Carl Lundström, Peter A. Andrekson, Zhi Tong, Magnus Karlsson, Periklis Petropoulos, Francesca Parmigiani, and David J. Richardson, "Detailed characterization of a
fiber-optic parametric amplifier in phase-sensitive and phase-insensitive operation," Opt. Express 18, 4130-4137 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-4130


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