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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21400–21412

Phase and amplitude characteristics of a phase-sensitive amplifier operating in gain saturation

Carl Lundström, Bill Corcoran, Magnus Karlsson, and Peter A. Andrekson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21400-21412 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021400


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Abstract

We investigate a non-degenerate phase-sensitive amplifier (PSA) operating in gain saturation experimentally and numerically using the three-wave model. The phase-dependent gain and phase-to-phase transfer functions are obtained for different levels of saturation with good agreement between experimental and numerical data when higher-order FWM is small. Moreover, we identify an operating point where the PSA is found to be able to significantly reduce both phase- and amplitude noise simultaneously.

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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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2012
Published: September 4, 2012

Citation
Carl Lundström, Bill Corcoran, Magnus Karlsson, and Peter A. Andrekson, "Phase and amplitude characteristics of a phase-sensitive amplifier operating in gain saturation," Opt. Express 20, 21400-21412 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-21400


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