Gain and bandwidth characterization in fiber optical parametric amplifiers
Journal article, 2006

The fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA) is characterized using a optical time-domain reflectometer-based technique. The measurement technique visualizes how the parametric gain and bandwidth evolves as a function of length. Both gain and bandwidth are measured and compared to theory and a good agreement is found between them, making this technique useful for characterization of FOPAs. The impact of zero dispersion wavelength variations in the fiber and polarization dependence of the measurement technique are also discussed.

Author

Thomas Torounidis

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Bengt-Erik Olsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

E. Sasaoka

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

M. Hirano

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

T. Nakanishi

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

T. Okuno

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

M. Tanaka

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

1041-1135 (ISSN)

Vol. 18 24 2578-2580

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/LPT.2006.887323

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10/6/2017