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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27344–27354

Experimental investigation of pulse generation with one-pump fiber optical parametric amplification

Armand A. Vedadi, Mohammad Amin Shoaie, and Camille-Sophie Brès  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27344-27354 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027344


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Abstract

In a recent study, the theory of pulse generation with fiber optical parametric amplification using sinusoidal (clock) intensity modulated pump was revisited [1]. This work showed that the pulses generated through such parametric interaction exhibit a shape which depends on the signal detuning with respect to the pump position (i.e. linear phase mismatch). A near Gaussian shape can only be achieved over a small region of the gain spectrum, close to the maximum gain location. Towards the extremities of the gain spectrum, the generated pulses take a near Sinc shape which can have many potential applications such as for all-optical Nyquist limited transmitters and/or receivers. In this paper we experimentally verify the theory at repetition rates up to 40 GHz. We also discuss the impact of noise, pump saturation and walk-off on the generated pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

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Armand A. Vedadi, Mohammad Amin Shoaie, and Camille-Sophie Brès, "Experimental investigation of pulse generation with one-pump fiber optical parametric amplification," Opt. Express 20, 27344-27354 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27344


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