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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28752–28757

Noise figure of hybrid optical parametric amplifiers

Michel E. Marhic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28752-28757 (2012)

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Following a fiber optical parametric amplifier, used as a wavelength converter or in the phase-sensitive mode, by a phase-insensitive amplifier (PIA) can significantly reduce four-wave mixing between signals in broadband systems. We derive the quantum mechanical noise figures (NF) for these two hybrid configurations, and show that adding the PIA only leads to a moderate increase in NF.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2012
Published: December 11, 2012

Michel E. Marhic, "Noise figure of hybrid optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Express 20, 28752-28757 (2012)

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