Raman-effect induced noise-figure limit for χ(3) parametric amplifiers and wavelength converters

Paul L. Voss*, Prem Kumar

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The non-zero response time of the Kerr nonlinearity sets a fundamental limit on the noise figure of phase-insensitive fiber parametric amplifiers and wavelength converters. Our theory shows good agreement with experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-496
Number of pages3
JournalOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
Volume95 A
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventOptical Fiber Communucation Conference (OFC), Postconference Digest - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2004Feb 25 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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