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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22063–22069

Phase-sensitive amplification in a single bi-directional PPLN waveguide

André Albuquerque, Benjamin J. Puttnam, Miguel Drummond, Áron Szabó, Dániel Mazroa, Satoshi Shinada, Naoya Wada, and Rogério Nogueira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22063-22069 (2013)

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We investigate phase-sensitive amplification (PSA) and phase regeneration of a binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) signal using a single periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide. The PPLN is operated bi-directionally in order to simultaneously achieve phase correlated signals and phase-sensitive (PS) operation. We use injection-locking for carrier phase recovery and a lead zirconate titanate (PZT) fiber stretcher to correct path length deviations in the in-line phase regenerator. We observe a trade-off between high PS gain provided by high pumping power and stability of the device.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2013
Published: September 12, 2013

André Albuquerque, Benjamin J. Puttnam, Miguel Drummond, Áron Szabó, Dániel Mazroa, Satoshi Shinada, Naoya Wada, and Rogério Nogueira, "Phase-sensitive amplification in a single bi-directional PPLN waveguide," Opt. Express 21, 22063-22069 (2013)

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