"Phase-sensitive Optical Parametric Amplifiers in Optical Fiber Transmission"

Peter Andrekson, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology,

December 10th (Wednesday), 11:00am
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Room 1001

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A review of recent advances of the use of phase-sensitive amplifiers (PSAs) in optical transmission links is provided. These amplifiers not only amplify light with lowest possible noise figure (0 dB quantum limit, 1 dB reported) but can also mitigate the transmission fiber nonlinear impairment, a result of the coherent superposition of the signal and idler waves in the amplifier.

About Peter Andrekson:

Peter Andrekson received his Ph.D. from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 1988. After about three years with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., he returned to Chalmers where he is now a full professor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. He was Director of Research at Cenix Inc. in Allentown, PA, USA, during 2000 – 2003 and with the newly established Center for Optical Technologies at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, during 2003 – 2004. His research interests include many aspects of fiber communications such as optical amplifiers, nonlinear pulse propagation, all-optical functionalities, and high spectral efficiency transmission. He was co-founder of the optical test & measurement company Picosolve Inc., now part of EXFO. Andrekson is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the IEEE. He is the author of over four hundred scientific publications and conference papers in the area of optical communications, including three tutorials at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC). He was an elected member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Photonics Society (2011-2013) and is or has served on several technical program committees, and has also twice served as an expert for the evaluation of the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was an associate editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters during 2003-2007. Currently he holds an ERC Advanced Grant for work on phase-sensitive optical amplifiers.

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