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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18379–18388

Digital multi-channel stabilization of four-mode phase-sensitive parametric multicasting

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

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18379-18388 (2014)

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Stable four-mode phase-sensitive (4MPS) process was investigated as a means to enhance two-pump driven parametric multicasting conversion efficiency (CE) and signal to noise ratio (SNR). Instability of multi-beam, phase sensitive (PS) device that inherently behaves as an interferometer, with output subject to ambient induced fluctuations, was addressed theoretically and experimentally. A new stabilization technique that controls phases of three input waves of the 4MPS multicaster and maximizes CE was developed and described. Stabilization relies on digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) specifically was developed to control pump phases to guarantee stable 4MPS operation that is independent of environmental fluctuations. The technique also controls a single (signal) input phase to optimize the PS-induced improvement of the CE and SNR. The new, continuous-operation DPLL has allowed for fully stabilized PS parametric broadband multicasting, demonstrating CE improvement over 20 signal copies in excess of 10 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2014
Published: July 22, 2014

Lan Liu, Zhi Tong, Andreas O. J. Wiberg, Bill P. P. Kuo, Evgeny Myslivets, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Digital multi-channel stabilization of four-mode phase-sensitive parametric multicasting," Opt. Express 22, 18379-18388 (2014)

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