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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19363–19373

Broadband parametric multicasting via four-mode phase-sensitive interaction

Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Bill P. P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19363-19373 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019363


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Abstract

Optical frequency multicasting with significantly enhanced signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) is demonstrated over wide wavelength range. High-fidelity multicasting relies on a four-mode phase-sensitive (PS) parametric process. Four-mode seeding was used to drive dual-pump, multistage mixer and achieve high-efficiency frequency comb generation and signal replication assisted by field interference. New PS mixer was measured to possess near 12-dB of spectrally uniform optical SNR advantage over conventional, phase-insensitive (PI) parametric multicaster. In signal attenuation regime, PS operation was measured with better than 10dB over the entire mixer band, indicating highly controllable PS interference. The role of the new PS mixer in near-noiseless signal replication is elaborated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2012
Published: August 9, 2012

Citation
Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Bill P. P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Broadband parametric multicasting via four-mode phase-sensitive interaction," Opt. Express 20, 19363-19373 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-19363


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