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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 935–937

Strong signal suppression in single-pump optical parametric amplifiers

J. C.C. Wang, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 935-937 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000935


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Abstract

We show that the combined action of parametric gain and Raman scattering can lead to the complete suppression of an input optical signal in a single-pump parametric amplifier. This suppression is due to an interference between the two parametric gain modes. The interference occurs only at a set of discrete combinations of pump power, phase mismatch, and frequency detuning. Experimentally we are able to demonstrate over 95% ( 13 dB ) suppression of an input signal in an amplifier with a peak parametric gain of only 6 dB .

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2008
Published: April 23, 2008

Citation
J. C. C. Wang, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey, "Strong signal suppression in single-pump optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 33, 935-937 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-9-935


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