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Effect of four-wave mixing spatial dependence on idler residual modulation

Vujicic , Z. ; Pavlovic, N. P. T. ; Teixeira, A.

Physica Scripta Vol. T149, Nº 014045, pp. 9851 - 9861, April, 2012.

ISSN (print): 0031-8949
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,204 (in 2011)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1088/0031-8949/2012/T149/014045

We investigate the possibilities of controlling and exploiting the spatial evolution of the four-wave mixing (FWM) idler in a fiber optical parametric amplifier, considering standard single-mode fibers. We found that the use of high pump powers, for a given requirement on the signal extinction ratio and frequency separation between pump and signal, can considerably affect the optical signal-to-noise ratio on the idler frequency due to the residual modulation.
We observe that by choosing an opportune length of the fiber, the residual idler modulation can be suppressed or counteracted by an increase of optical average power. Thus, a proper choice of the transmission fiber length can considerably improve the remodulated idler characteristics.