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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 21932–21940

Performance investigation of a hybrid fiber optical parametric amplifier

Gordon K. P. Lei and M. E. Marhic  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 21932-21940 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.021932


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Abstract

We demonstrate reduction of four-wave mixing crosstalk using hybrid optical parametric amplifier with erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Crosstalk reduction of more than 13 dB has been achieved while providing 20-dB gain. Noise figures of different amplifier configurations are compared. Bit error rate measurements confirm the hybrid configuration introduces < 0.5 dB and < 1.5 dB power penalties in signal and idler wavelength, respectively, compared with a pure optical parametric amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013

Citation
Gordon K. P. Lei and M. E. Marhic, "Performance investigation of a hybrid fiber optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 21, 21932-21940 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-21932


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