Demonstration of Input-to-Output Gain and Temporal Noise Mitigation in a Talbot Amplifier

  title={Demonstration of Input-to-Output Gain and Temporal Noise Mitigation in a Talbot Amplifier},
  author={Reza Maram and Mohamed Seghilani and Jinwoo Jeon and Xiao-Zhou Li and Luis Romero Cort{\'e}s and James van Howe and Jos{\'e} Aza{\~n}a},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
We experimentally demonstrate intensity amplification of repetitive picosecond optical pulses with an input-to-output gain up to 5.5 dB using a passive Talbot amplifier. Through the dispersion-induced temporal Talbot effect, the amplifier uses electro-optic phase modulation and a low-loss dispersive medium to exploit and coherently redistribute the energy of the original pulse train into fewer, replica, and amplified pulses. In addition, we show how our passive amplifier mitigates the pulse… 

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