Experimental analysis of degenerate vector phase-sensitive amplification
Journal article, 2014

We comprehensively investigate a degenerate vector phase-sensitive amplifier (PSA). We determine the gain dependence on the relative phase and polarization angle between the pumps and the degenerate signal wave. The vector PSA is experimentally shown to be sensitive to the pump states of polarization (SOP) due to polarization mode dispersion in the fiber. However, the scheme performance agrees well with theory under specific pump SOPs and we achieve an on-off gain over 10 dB with a small deviation from the theoretically expected results. In comparison to the scalar scheme, the proposed vector scheme has larger tolerance for pump depletion due to four-wave mixing between pumps and generation of higher-order idlers.

Fiber optics and optical communications: Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators. Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

four-wave mixing. Nonlinear optics Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Author

Abel Lorences Riesgo

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Fabrizio Chiarello

University of Padua

Carl Peter Lundström

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Peter Andrekson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Optics Express

1094-4087 (ISSN)

Vol. 22 18 21889-21902

Phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifiers (PSOPA)

European Commission (FP7), 2012-03-01 -- 2017-02-28.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

DOI

10.1364/OE.22.021889

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