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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1585–1587

Intensity-dependent parametric amplification for traveling-wave signal processing

T. Symul, K. Bencheikh, J. A. Levenson, D. Eger, and M. Oron  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 1585-1587 (2000)

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We propose and demonstrate a nonlinear parametric amplification system that relies on sequential use of a nonlinear phase shift (Kerr-like effect) and on phase-sensitive parametric amplification. We demonstrate amplification that is 50% better than with a bare phase-sensitive amplifier as well as two additional effects: inversion of weak optical modulation and suppression of classical noise.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices

T. Symul, K. Bencheikh, J. A. Levenson, D. Eger, and M. Oron, "Intensity-dependent parametric amplification for traveling-wave signal processing," Opt. Lett. 25, 1585-1587 (2000)

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