Signal-to-noise characteristics of nonlinear optical amplifiers

Robert W. Boyd, G. S. Agarwal, W. V. Davis, A. L. Gaeta, M. Kauranen, E. Nagasako

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the results of our theoretical and experimental studies of the noise properties of optical amplifiers that operate by means of nonlinear optical gain processes. We pay particular attention to amplifiers that utilize the nonlinear optical response of strongly driven atomic vapors, and we compare the results of our measurements with theoretical predictions for the quantum noise limit of an optical amplifier. Our work focuses on optical amplifiers that utilize the nonlinear optical response of atomic vapors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages309-310
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780312635
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventAnnual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - San jose, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 15 1993Nov 18 1993

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
CitySan jose, CA, USA
Period11/15/9311/18/93

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