Abstract

An evaluation of a fiber optical parametric amplifier (FOPA)-based pulse source in terms of pulse width and chirp is presented. Experiments are performed when operating the FOPA as a pulse source, requiring a sinusoidally modulated pump. The FOPA is generating pulses at 10 GHz, and are measured using a streak camera capable of measuring pulses as a function of time, wavelength, and intensity. Experimental results are presented together with a theory for chirp and pulse widths that show good agreement.

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M. N. Islam and Ö. Boyraz, "Fiber parametric amplifiers for wavelength band conversion", IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron., vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 527-537, May/Jun. 2002.

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, "Broad-band CW pumped fiber optical parametric amplifier with 49-dB gain and wavelength conversion efficiency", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 194-196, Mar. 2001.

T. Yamamoto and M. Nakazawa, "Active optical pulse compression with a gain of 29.0 dB by using four-wave mixing in an optical fiber", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 1595-1597, Dec. 1997.

A. T. Clausen, L. Oxenlowe, C. Peucheret, H. N. Poulsen, P. Jeppesen, S. N. Knudsen and L. Grüner-Nielsen, "10-GHz return-to-zero pulse source tunable in wavelength with a single-or multiwavelength output based on four-wave mixing in a newly developed highly nonlinear fiber", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 70-72, Jan. 2001.

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, "Wavelength tunable 40 GHz pulse source based on fibre optical parametric amplifier", IEE Electron. Lett., vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 584-585, Apr. 2001.

T. Torounidis, H. Sunnerud, P. O. Hedekvist and P. A. Andrekson, "Multi-wavelength, tunable, high-power RZ pulse source for WDM systems based on optical parametric amplification", presented at the Eur. Conf. Optical Communication (ECOC), Copenhagen, Denmark,Paper 8.3.2, 2002.

T. Torounidis, H. Sunnerud, P. O. Hedekvist and P. A. Andrekson, "40 Gb/s transmission using RZ-pulse source based on fiber optical parametric amplification", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1159-1169, Aug. 2003.

T. Torounidis, M. Westlund, H. Sunnerud, B.-E. Olsson and P. A. Andrekson, "Signal generation and transmission at 40, 80 and 160 Gb/s using a fiber-optical parametric pulse source", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 312-314, Feb. 2005.

G. Cappellini and S. Trillo, "Third order three-wave mixing in single-mode fibers: Exact solutions and spatial instability effects", J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys., vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 824-838, Apr. 1991.

J. Hansryd, P. A. Andrekson, M. Westlund, J. Li and P. O. Hedekvist, "Fiber-based optical parametric amplifiers and their applications", IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron., vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 506-520, May/Jun. 2002.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic, 2001.

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, "Parametric amplification and frequency conversion in optical fibers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. QE-18, no. 7, pp. 1062-1072, Jul. 1982.

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