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Influence of pump parameters on two-pump optical parametric amplification

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4 Author(s)
P. Parolari ; CoreCom, Milano, Italy ; L. Marazzi ; E. Rognoni ; M. Martinelli

An analysis of two-pump optical parametric amplifiers is proposed in order to evidence strategies to project and develop flat two-pump fiber parametric amplifiers (2P-OPAs). Amplifier gain profile is evaluated through a model that takes into account the four-wave mixing process with pump depletion. Disturbing influence of degenerate three-wave mixing processes is separately addressed. Through the analysis, important 2P-OPA project guidelines are obtained. Theoretical forecasts are confirmed by experimental measurements on different 2P-OPAs, realized by changing power and spectral allocations of the two pumps, obtained by Raman amplification.

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Journal of Lightwave Technology  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 8 )