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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 17659–17669

Noise performance of phase-insensitive frequency multicasting in parametric mixer with finite dispersion

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


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17659-17669 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.017659


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Abstract

Noise performance of dual-pump, multi-sideband parametric mixer operated in phase-insensitive mode is investigated theoretically and experimentally. It is shown that, in case when a large number of multicasting idlers are generated, the noise performance is strictly dictated by the dispersion characteristics of the mixer. We find that the sideband noise performance is significantly degraded in anomalous dispersion region permitting nonlinear noise amplification. In contrast, in normal dispersion region, the noise performance converges to the level of four-sideband parametric process, rather than deteriorates with increased sideband creation. Low noise generation mandates precise dispersion-induced phase mismatch among pump and sideband waves in order to control the noise coupling. We measure the noise performance improvement for a many-sideband, multi-stage mixer by incorporating new design technique.

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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 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2013
Published: July 16, 2013

Citation
Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Evgeny Myslivets, Chris K. Huynh, Bill P. P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Noise performance of phase-insensitive frequency multicasting in parametric mixer with finite dispersion," Opt. Express 21, 17659-17669 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-15-17659


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