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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5762–5771

Noise beating in hybrid phase-sensitive amplifier systems

B. Corcoran, R. Malik, S. L. I. Olsson, C. Lundström, M. Karlsson, and P. A. Andrekson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5762-5771 (2014)

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We investigate the effect of noise loading in a hybrid phase-sensitive amplifier system, analyzing the effect of noise beating between the signal and idler waves coupled in a parametric amplifier. Through analyzing input and output optical signal to noise ratios, we find that system performance of a phase-sensitive amplifier is 3 to 6 dB improved over a phase-insensitive amplifier, depending on the ratio of loaded noise power to that of vacuum fluctuations.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2014
Published: March 5, 2014

B. Corcoran, R. Malik, S. L. I. Olsson, C. Lundström, M. Karlsson, and P. A. Andrekson, "Noise beating in hybrid phase-sensitive amplifier systems," Opt. Express 22, 5762-5771 (2014)

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