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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 620–622

92% pump depletion in a continuous-wave one-pump fiber optical parametric amplifier

M. E. Marhic, K. K. Y. Wong, M. C. Ho, and L. G. Kazovsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 620-622 (2001)

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Theory shows that near-complete pump depletion can be obtained in uniform fiber-optic parametric amplifiers (OPA's) for a particular phase-matching condition. We have demonstrated 92% pump depletion in a cw fiber OPA, with a 200-mW pump at 1560 nm in an 11-km-long dispersion-shifted fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

M. E. Marhic, K. K. Y. Wong, M. C. Ho, and L. G. Kazovsky, "92% pump depletion in a continuous-wave one-pump fiber optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 26, 620-622 (2001)

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