Abstract

Signal gain-saturation characteristics in a fiber optical parametric amplifier are described. Experiments and calculations for the high-gain-saturation region are presented in which the direction of optical power transfer, which is from the pump to the signal and the idler in the unsaturated region, becomes reversed at high-signal-input powers. It is shown that the signal gain soon saturates for signal wavelengths far from the pump. This wavelength dependence is explained by the power-dependent phase mismatch and its behavior in the high-signal-input region.

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Y. Yamamoto and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 327 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

N. Kagi, T.-K. Chaing, M. E. Marhic, and L. G. Kazovsky, Electron. Lett. 31, 1935 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

K. Inoue, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 1553 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

1987 (1)

A. Vatarescu, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1652 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Andrekson, P. A.

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper PD3.

Cappellini, G.

Chaing, T.-K.

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[CrossRef]

Hansryd, J.

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper PD3.

Inoue, K.

K. Inoue, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 1553 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kagi, N.

N. Kagi, T.-K. Chaing, M. E. Marhic, and L. G. Kazovsky, Electron. Lett. 31, 1935 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kazovsky, L. G.

N. Kagi, T.-K. Chaing, M. E. Marhic, and L. G. Kazovsky, Electron. Lett. 31, 1935 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Marhic, M. E.

N. Kagi, T.-K. Chaing, M. E. Marhic, and L. G. Kazovsky, Electron. Lett. 31, 1935 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

Y. Yamamoto and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 327 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Trillo, S.

Vatarescu, A.

A. Vatarescu, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1652 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, Y.

Y. Yamamoto and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 327 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. Yamamoto and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 327 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

K. Inoue, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 1553 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. Vatarescu, J. Lightwave Technol. LT-5, 1652 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Other (1)

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper PD3.

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