17 October 2001 Classical model for the noise properties of distributed optical amplifiers
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Proceedings Volume 4581, Passive Components and Transmission Systems; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.445036
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications Conference and Exhibit, 2001, Beijing, China
Abstract
Adopting a new classical approach, the additive noise power generated in optical amplifiers is calculated in terms of power spectral density. The classical formalism used combines a coruscular approach to a phase-amplitude description of the optical field. The noise contributions of the input field fluctuations, including zero-point fluctuations, and of the electron momentum fluctuations at optical frequency linked to the amplifier itself, are clearly identified. The excess of noise associated to coupling or built-in losses is determinated. The well-known result of the Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) is obtained for the laser amplifiers. This description is applied to linear phase-insensitive amplifiers and to inhomogeneous, nonlinear phase-insensitive Raman amplifier, pointing out the effects of gain compression and gain distribution. This new approach makes possible the treatment of the squeezed-state of light and the quadrature reduced noise amplifications.
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Philippe B. Gallion, Philippe B. Gallion, Virginie Dallot, Virginie Dallot, Edouard Bridoux, Edouard Bridoux, } "Classical model for the noise properties of distributed optical amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 4581, Passive Components and Transmission Systems, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445036; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.445036
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