Broadband parametric amplification in photonic crystal fibers with two zero-dispersion wavelengths

Year: 2006

Authors: Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, UMR CNRS 5027, Dijon-Cedex 21078, France; Dipartimento di Elettronica per l\’Automazione, Università di Brescia, Brescia 25123, Italy

Abstract: In this paper, the fourfold parametric enhancement over Raman gain of the total optical fiber-amplifier gain is analyzed. Such fiber-amplifier gain may be obtained with a relatively flat profile over a bandwidth in excess of 70 nm by using a microstructure or photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths. Optimal fiber-amplifier gain enhancement occurs whenever the pump wavelength is slightly shorter than the second zero-dispersion wavelength of a microstructure optical fiber.


Volume: 24 (4)      Pages from: 1732  to: 1738

KeyWords: Fiber lasers; Light amplifiers; Light modulation; Light propagation; Nonlinear optics; Parametric amplifiers; Raman scattering, Nonlinear media; Optical fiber amplifiers; Optical parametric amplifiers; Photonic crystal fibers; Raman gain; Zero-dispersion wavelengths, Fiber optics
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2006.871068

Citations: 20
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