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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 826–828

Gain statistics of a fiber optical parametric amplifier with a temporally incoherent pump

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 6, pp. 826-828 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000826


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Abstract

We present an investigation of the statistics of the gain fluctuations of a fiber optical parametric amplifier pumped with a temporally incoherent pump. We derive a simple expression for the probability distribution of the gain of the amplified optical signal. The gain statistics are shown to be a strong function of the signal detuning and allow the possibility of generating optical gain distributions with controllable long-tails. Very good agreement is found between this theory and the experimentally measured gain distributions of an incoherently pumped amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2010
Published: March 9, 2010

Citation
Y. Q. Xu and S. G. Murdoch, "Gain statistics of a fiber optical parametric amplifier with a temporally incoherent pump," Opt. Lett. 35, 826-828 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-6-826


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