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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 169–171

Gain spectrum of an optical parametric amplifier with a temporally incoherent pump

Y. Q. Xu and S. G. Murdoch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 169-171 (2010)

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We experimentally investigate the performance of a fiber optic parametric amplifier pumped with a temporally incoherent pump. The measured gain curves are compared with both a simple theory capable of predicting the maximum attainable mean incoherent parametric gain and full numerical simulations of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Parametric gain slopes seven times higher than that of an equivalent coherently pumped parametric amplifier are reported.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2009
Published: January 13, 2010

Y. Q. Xu and S. G. Murdoch, "Gain spectrum of an optical parametric amplifier with a temporally incoherent pump," Opt. Lett. 35, 169-171 (2010)

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