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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6648–6656

Full and semi-analytic analyses of two-pump parametric amplification with pump depletion

H. Steffensen, J. R. Ott, K. Rottwitt, and C. J. McKinstrie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6648-6656 (2011)

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This paper solves the four coupled equations describing non-degenerate four-wave mixing, with the focus on amplifying a signal in a fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA). Based on the full analytic solution, a simple approximate solution describing the gain is developed. The advantage of this new approximation is that it includes the depletion of the pumps, which is lacking in the usual quasi-linearized approximation. With the proposed model it is thus simple to predict the gain of a FOPA, which we demonstrate with a highly nonlinear fiber to show that an undepleted FOPA can produce a flat gain spectrum with a bandwidth in the 100-nm range, centered on the zero-dispersion wavelength. When running the FOPA in depletion, this range can be slightly increased.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2011
Published: March 23, 2011

H. Steffensen, J. R. Ott, K. Rottwitt, and C. J. McKinstrie, "Full and semi-analytic analyses of two-pump parametric amplification with pump depletion," Opt. Express 19, 6648-6656 (2011)

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