High-Frequency RIN Transfer in Fibre Optic Parametric Amplifiers

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011

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ibre optic parametric amplifiers (FOPAs) are versatile devices for amplification at arbitrary wavelengths, as well as a wide range of optical signal processing applications, including switching, wavelength conversion, regeneration, pulse generation etc [1]. Transfer of intensity fluctuations from the pump to the signal (hereafter referred to as relative intensity noise transfer, RINT) affects the quality of the amplified signal due to the pump power dependence of the gain and the ultrafast nature of the Kerr nonlinearity [1–4]. For high-speed signal processing applications, the pump may be modulated at several hundreds of GHz or Gbit/s and it is therefore important to quantify the RINT at such high frequencies. To the best of our knowledge, the frequency dependence of pump-to-signal RINT has only been investigated theoretically and experimentally in single-pump FOPAs for low intensity modulation frequencies (IMFs) (
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings CLEO/Europe 2011
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2011
ISBN (print)978-1-4577-0533-5
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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11
Internet addresshttp://2011.cleoeurope.org/
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