The effects of pump phase modulation on noise characteristics of fiber optical parametric amplifiers
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems & Networks Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, P.R. China
Revised: 2 May 2006
Published online: 18 July 2006
This paper investigates the effects of pump phase modulation (PM) on the noise characteristics of fiber optical parametric amplifiers (FOPAs) theoretically. The results show that the effect of the pump PM on the noise of FOPAs can be diminished by adjusting the structural parameters of amplifiers properly. The parameters of the pump phase modulation are optimized with several methods to reduce the noise of FOPAs.
PACS: 42.65.Yj – Optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers / 42.65.-k – Nonlinear optics / 42.65.Ky – Frequency conversion; harmonic generation, including higher-order harmonic generation / 42.65.Sf – Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2006