Simple geometric interpretation of signal evolution in phase-sensitive fibre optic parametric amplifier

A.A. Redyuk, A.E. Bednyakova, S.B. Medvedev, M.P. Fedoruk, S.K. Turitsyn

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Visualisation of complex nonlinear equation solutions is a useful analysis tool for various scientific and engineering applications. We have re-examined the geometrical interpretation of the classical nonlinear four-wave mixing equations for the specific scheme of a phase sensitive one-pump fiber optical parametric amplification, which has recently attracted revived interest in the optical communications due to potential low noise properties of such amplifiers. Analysis of the phase portraits of the corresponding dynamical systems provide valuable additional insight into field dynamics and properties of the amplifiers. Simple geometric approach has been proposed to describe evolution of the waves, involved in phase-sensitive fiber optical parametric amplification (PS-FOPA) process, using a Hamiltonian structure of the governing equations. We have demonstrated how the proposed approach can be applied to the optimization problems arising in the design of the specific PS-FOPA scheme. The method considered here is rather general and can be used in various applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-231
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
Early online date4 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2017


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