Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a nonlinear parametric amplification system that relies on sequential use of a nonlinear phase shift (Kerr-like effect) and on phase-sensitive parametric amplification. We demonstrate amplification that is 50% better than with a bare phase-sensitive amplifier as well as two additional effects: inversion of weak optical modulation and suppression of classical noise.

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1996

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994

1993

1991

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1987

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Abram, I.

Angert, N.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Assanto, G.

Butcher, P. N.

P. N. Butcher and D. Cotter, Elements of Nonlinear Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1990).

Choi, S. K.

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cotter, D.

P. N. Butcher and D. Cotter, Elements of Nonlinear Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1990).

Eger, D.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Grangier, Ph.

J. A. Levenson, I. Abram, Th. Rivera, and Ph. Grangier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2233 (1994).
[CrossRef]

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hagan, D. J.

Imajuku, W.

A. Takada and W. Imajuku, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 94.

Katz, M.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kim, C.

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kimble, H. J.

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kumar, P.

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

La Porta, A.

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lareah, Y.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Levenson, J. A.

Li, R. D.

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lovering, D. J.

Oron, M.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Potasek, M. J.

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rivera, Th.

Rosenman, G.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Roth, M.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. St. J.

Skeik-Bahae, M.

Skliar, A.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Slusher, R. E.

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stegeman, G. I.

Takada, A.

A. Takada and W. Imajuku, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 94.

Torner, L.

Tseitlin, M.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Van Stryland, E.

Vidakovic, P.

Webjörn, J.

Wu, L.-A.

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xiao, M.

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yurke, B.

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1996 OSA Technical Digest Series

A. Takada and W. Imajuku, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 94.

J. Appl. Phys.

G. Rosenman, A. Skliar, Y. Lareah, N. Angert, M. Tseitlin, M. Roth, M. Oron, and M. Katz, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 7166 (1996); M. Oron, M. Katz, D. Eger, G. Rosenman, and A. Skliar, Electron. Lett. 33, 807 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

L.-A. Wu, M. Xiao, and H. J. Kimble, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1465 (1987); R. E. Slusher, Ph. Grangier, A. La Porta, B. Yurke, and M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2566 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

A. La Porta and R. E. Slusher, Phys. Rev. A 44, 2013 (1991); C. Kim, R. D. Li, and P. Kumar, Opt. Lett. 19, 390 (1994); S. K. Choi, R. D. Li, C. Kim, and P. Kumar, J. Opt. Soc. Am. BJOBPDE 14, 1564 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

P. N. Butcher and D. Cotter, Elements of Nonlinear Optics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1990).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. Abbreviations are defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Depletion of the fundamental signal (squares) owing to conversion of the 1053-nm wave into the second harmonic as a function of the temperature of the PPKTP crystal. Solid curve, theoretical fit; dotted curve, nonlinear phase shift induced by the cascade effect and deduced from theory.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Amplification of the weak optical modulation by the overall device (squares) as a function of the PSA pump power. The triangles represent the gain of the bare PSA. The curves are the associated theoretical fits [Eq. (2)] with ϕnlπ/3 for the overall device and ϕnl=0 for the bare PSA. ϕ0+ϕnl is such that the differential gain is maximized.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Deamplification and inversion of the weak optical modulation (squares) as a function of pump power. For comparison the gain for the bare PSA when it achieved only deamplification (triangles) is also shown. The curves are the associated theoretical fits [Eq. (2)] and the same nonlinear phase shifts as for Fig. 3. ϕ0+ϕnl is such that the differential gain is minimized.

Equations (2)

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Iout=Iincoshγ+sinhγcos2ϕ0+2ϕnl,
Gdiff=δIoutδIin=coshγ+sinhγcos2ϕ0+2ϕnl-2ϕnl sin2ϕ0+2ϕnl,

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