Experimental Comparison of Gain and Saturation Characteristics of a Parametric Amplifier in Phase-sensitive and Phase-insensitive Mode

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Lundström, Carl; Andrekson, Peter A.; Tong, Zhi; Karlsson, Magnus (Photonics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Kakande, Joseph; Petropoulos, Periklis; Parmigiani, Francesca; Richardson, David J. (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK)

We demonstrate a parametric amplifier with precise control of the in-going waves and study gain and saturation properties in both PSA and PIA mode. A PSA gain of 33 dB is achieved.