Unwanted Four-Wave Mixing in Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifiers

V. Gordienko, M. A. Z. Al-khateeb, F. M. Ferreira, A. D. Ellis, N. J. Doran

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Abstract

Fibre optical parametric amplifiers (FOPA) rely on four-wave mixing (FWM) and therefore offer the potential for ultra-low noise figures as well as a large wideband gain unrestricted to any specific wavelength. However, whereas efficient FWM is encouraged within FOPA to obtain amplification, an unwanted FWM leading to crosstalk happens alongside. We classify products of FWM generated in FOPA, evaluate the impact of unwanted FWM products on FOPA performance and suggest how this impact can be mitigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019
PublisherIEEE
Volume2019-July
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2779-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2780-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019
Event21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019 - Angers, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201913 Jul 2019

Publication series

Name2019 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2162-7339
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019
CountryFrance
CityAngers
Period9/07/1913/07/19

Bibliographical note

Funding: EPSRC projects UPON (EP/M005283/1), FPA-ROCS (EP/R024057/1) and PEACE (EP/L000091/1).

Keywords

  • Fibre optic parametric amplifiers
  • Four-wave mixing
  • Nonlinear crosstalk

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    Gordienko, V., Al-khateeb, M. A. Z., Ferreira, F. M., Ellis, A. D., & Doran, N. J. (2019). Unwanted Four-Wave Mixing in Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifiers. In 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019 (Vol. 2019-July). [8840198] (2019 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2019.8840198