Impact of input FBG reflectivity and forward pump power on RIN transfer in ultralong Raman laser amplifiers

Rizzelli, Giuseppe, Iqbal, Md Asif, Gallazzi, Francesca, Rosa, Paweł, Tan, Mingming, Ania-Castañón, Juan Diego, Krzczanowicz, Lukasz, Corredera, Pedro, Phillips, Ian, Forysiak, Wladek and Harper, Paul (2016). Impact of input FBG reflectivity and forward pump power on RIN transfer in ultralong Raman laser amplifiers. Optics Express, 24 (25), pp. 29170-29175.


Relative intensity noise transfer from the pump to the signal in 2nd-order ultra-long Raman laser amplifiers for telecommunications is characterized numerically and experimentally. Our results showcase the need for careful adjustment of the front FBG reflectivity and the relative contribution of forward pump power, and their impact on performance. Finally, our analysis is verified through a 10 x 30 GBaud DP-QPSK transmission experiment, showing a large Q factor penalty associated with the combination of high forward pumping and high reflectivities.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: © 2016 Optical Society of America. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited. Funding: FP7 ITN programme ICONE (608099); MSCA-IF ’CHAOS’ (658982); Spanish MINECO grant ANOMALOS (TEC2015-71127-C2); Comunidad de Madrid grant SINFOTON (S2013/MIT-2790-SINFOTON-CM); EPSRC (UNLOC EP/J017582/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2016-12-12
Published Online Date: 2016-12-08
Accepted Date: 2016-11-18
Submitted Date: 2016-10-05
Authors: Rizzelli, Giuseppe
Iqbal, Md Asif ( 0000-0001-7267-5865)
Gallazzi, Francesca
Rosa, Paweł
Tan, Mingming ( 0000-0002-0822-8160)
Ania-Castañón, Juan Diego
Krzczanowicz, Lukasz ( 0000-0002-8705-9261)
Corredera, Pedro
Phillips, Ian ( 0000-0002-2776-8939)
Forysiak, Wladek ( 0000-0001-5411-1193)
Harper, Paul ( 0000-0002-9495-9911)



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