Abstract

We present what are to our knowledge the first gain and noise-figure measurements of a fiber optical parametric amplifier pumped by a simple frequency-modulated source. The maximum gain was 27.2 dB and the average noise figure was 4.2 dB. We achieved the low noise figure by filtering the pump to remove the broadband amplified spontaneous-emission pedestal on the pump spectrum.

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2001 (5)

M. C. Ho, K. Uesaka, M. Marhic, Y. Akasaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 977 (2001).
[Crossref]

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 194 (2001).
[Crossref]

K. Inoue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 338 (2001).
[Crossref]

E. Ciaramella and F. Curti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 142 (2001).
[Crossref]

H. Sotobayashi, W. Chujo, and T. Ozeki, Electron. Lett. 37, 640 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

W. Imajuku, A. Takada, and Y. Yamabayashi, Electron. Lett. 18, 1062 (2000).

1999 (2)

1998 (1)

H. A. Haus, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1602 (1998).
[Crossref]

Agrawal, A.

Y. Su, L. Wang, A. Agrawal, and P. Kumar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MG4-1.

Akasaka, Y.

Andrekson, P. A.

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 194 (2001).
[Crossref]

P. O. Hedekvist and P. A. Andrekson, J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 74 (1999).
[Crossref]

Becker, P. C.

P. C. Becker, N. A. Olsson, and J. R. Simpson, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Fundamentals and Technology (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1999).

Blows, J. L.

S. E. French and J. L. Blows, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, N. E. Jolley, J. D. Minelly, and Y. Nakano, eds., Vol. 60 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper PD7.

Chujo, W.

H. Sotobayashi, W. Chujo, and T. Ozeki, Electron. Lett. 37, 640 (2001).
[Crossref]

Ciaramella, E.

E. Ciaramella and F. Curti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 142 (2001).
[Crossref]

Curti, F.

E. Ciaramella and F. Curti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 142 (2001).
[Crossref]

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 620 (1999).
[Crossref]

French, S. E.

S. E. French and J. L. Blows, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, N. E. Jolley, J. D. Minelly, and Y. Nakano, eds., Vol. 60 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper PD7.

Hansryd, J.

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 194 (2001).
[Crossref]

Haus, H. A.

H. A. Haus, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1602 (1998).
[Crossref]

Hedekvist, P. O.

Ho, M. C.

Imajuku, W.

W. Imajuku, A. Takada, and Y. Yamabayashi, Electron. Lett. 18, 1062 (2000).

Inoue, K.

K. Inoue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 338 (2001).
[Crossref]

Kazovsky, L. G.

Kumar, P.

Y. Su, L. Wang, A. Agrawal, and P. Kumar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MG4-1.

Marhic, M.

Olsson, N. A.

P. C. Becker, N. A. Olsson, and J. R. Simpson, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Fundamentals and Technology (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1999).

Ozeki, T.

H. Sotobayashi, W. Chujo, and T. Ozeki, Electron. Lett. 37, 640 (2001).
[Crossref]

Simpson, J. R.

P. C. Becker, N. A. Olsson, and J. R. Simpson, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Fundamentals and Technology (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1999).

Sotobayashi, H.

H. Sotobayashi, W. Chujo, and T. Ozeki, Electron. Lett. 37, 640 (2001).
[Crossref]

Su, Y.

Y. Su, L. Wang, A. Agrawal, and P. Kumar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MG4-1.

Takada, A.

W. Imajuku, A. Takada, and Y. Yamabayashi, Electron. Lett. 18, 1062 (2000).

Uesaka, K.

Wang, L.

Y. Su, L. Wang, A. Agrawal, and P. Kumar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MG4-1.

Yamabayashi, Y.

W. Imajuku, A. Takada, and Y. Yamabayashi, Electron. Lett. 18, 1062 (2000).

Electron. Lett. (2)

H. Sotobayashi, W. Chujo, and T. Ozeki, Electron. Lett. 37, 640 (2001).
[Crossref]

W. Imajuku, A. Takada, and Y. Yamabayashi, Electron. Lett. 18, 1062 (2000).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

K. Inoue, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 338 (2001).
[Crossref]

E. Ciaramella and F. Curti, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 142 (2001).
[Crossref]

H. A. Haus, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1602 (1998).
[Crossref]

E. Desurvire, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 620 (1999).
[Crossref]

J. Hansryd and P. A. Andrekson, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 194 (2001).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Other (3)

S. E. French and J. L. Blows, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, N. E. Jolley, J. D. Minelly, and Y. Nakano, eds., Vol. 60 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper PD7.

Y. Su, L. Wang, A. Agrawal, and P. Kumar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MG4-1.

P. C. Becker, N. A. Olsson, and J. R. Simpson, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Fundamentals and Technology (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1999).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experiment. PCs, polarization controllers; BPF, bandpass filter; EDFA2, high-power EDFA; FBG, fiber Bragg grating filter; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Pump spectrum with and without the grating filter to remove the pump ASE. (b) OPA output with and without the grating filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured parametric gain and noise figure of the OPA with and without a grating filter to remove the pump ASE.

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