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Second-order effects in fiber optical parametric amplifier
Author(s): K. K. Y. Wong
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) are based on the third-order nonlinear susceptibility of glass fibers. If two strong pumps and a weak signal are fed into a fiber, an idler is generated. Signal and idler can grow together if pump power is high enough, and phase matching occurs. Until recently, impressive performance of fiber OPAs has been demonstrated in different respects. However, secondorder effects should be addressed before OPAs can be utilized in practical applications. Here we report some of these effects, either exploiting them as in the parametric processor such as optical logic gates, inverted and non-inverted wavelength converter, and ultra-wideband monocycle and doublet pulses generator, or suppressing them as in the optical amplifier for WDM systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7630, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI, 76301J (1 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.852136
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K. K. Y. Wong, The Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7630:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI
Perry P. Shum, Editor(s)

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