Abstract

We show that the combined action of parametric gain and Raman scattering can lead to the complete suppression of an input optical signal in a single-pump parametric amplifier. This suppression is due to an interference between the two parametric gain modes. The interference occurs only at a set of discrete combinations of pump power, phase mismatch, and frequency detuning. Experimentally we are able to demonstrate over 95% (13dB) suppression of an input signal in an amplifier with a peak parametric gain of only 6dB.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Signal gain in decibels as a function of normalized mismatch K and detuning Ω for γ P L = 1.95 . The region shaded in white corresponds to a signal attenuation of more than 25 dB . The point at which complete signal suppression occurs is indicated by the white arrow.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal gain in decibels as a function of normalized mismatch K and detuning Ω for γ P L = 4 . The regions shaded in white correspond to a signal attenuation of more than 25 dB . The points at which complete signal suppression occurs are indicated by white arrows.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimentally measured signal gain as a function of detuning for a pump wavelength of 1556.1 nm and a pump power of 85 W (circles). The solid curve is the prediction of Eq. (1) with f = 0.25 ; the dashed curve is the prediction of Eq. (1) with f = 0.18 .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimentally measured signal gain as a function of detuning for a pump wavelength of 1554.0 nm and a pump power of 77 W (circles). The solid curve is the prediction of Eq. (1) with f = 0.25 .

Equations (3)

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G ( Ω ) = cosh ( γ R P L ) ± i ( K q ) R sinh ( γ R P L ) 2 ,
tanh ( γ R P L ) = i R K q .
Δ k L = β 2 Ω 2 + β 4 Ω 4 12 .

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