A numerical model for parametric amplifiers, which include stochastic variations of the group velocity dispersion (GVD), is presented. The impact on the gain is investigated, both with respect to the magnitude of the variations and by the effect caused by changing the wavelength of the pump. It is demonstrated that the described model is able to predict the experimental results and thereby provide a quantitative evaluation of the standard deviation of the GVD. For the investigated fibre, a standard deviation of 0.01 ps/(nm km) was found.
Rishøj, L. S., Svane, A. S., Lund-Hansen, T., & Rottwitt, K. (2014). Quantitative evaluation of standard deviations of group velocity dispersion in optical fibre using parametric amplification. Electronics Letters, 50(3), 199-200. https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2013.3800