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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2007
  • pp: 6513–6519

Maximizing the opening of eye diagrams for slow-light systems

Ravi Pant, Michael D. Stenner, Mark A. Neifeld, Zhimin Shi, Robert W. Boyd, and Daniel J. Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 26, pp. 6513-6519 (2007)

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We present a data-fidelity metric for quantifying distortion in slow-light optical pulse delay devices. We demonstrate the utility of this metric by applying it to the performance optimization of gain-based slow-light delay systems for Gaussian and super-Gaussian pulses. Symmetric Lorentzian double-line and triple-line gain systems are optimized and achieve maximum delay of 1.5 and 1.7 times the single-line gain system delay, respectively. The resulting double-line gain system design is qualitatively similar to the double-line gain system designed with a previous metric, but is tuned specifically to constrain data fidelity.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: September 5, 2007

Ravi Pant, Michael D. Stenner, Mark A. Neifeld, Zhimin Shi, Robert W. Boyd, and Daniel J. Gauthier, "Maximizing the opening of eye diagrams for slow-light systems," Appl. Opt. 46, 6513-6519 (2007)

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