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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 6404–6415

Improved slow-light delay performance of a broadband stimulated Brillouin scattering system using fiber Bragg gratings

Myungjun Lee, Ravi Pant, and Mark A. Neifeld  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 34, pp. 6404-6415 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006404


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Abstract

We present a technique for improving the pulse-delay performance of a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) based broadband slow-light system by combining it with fiber Bragg gratings (FBG). We optimize the physical device parameters of three systems: (1) broadband SBS, (2)  broadband SBS + a single FBG , and (3)  broadband SBS + a double FBG for maximizing the delay performance. The optimization is performed under distortion and system resource constraints for a range of bit rates from 0.5 to 8.5 Gbps . We find that an optimized broadband SBS + a double FBG system improves the fractional delay 1.8 times that of the broadband SBS system at an optimum bit rate of 3 Gbps . Also, pump power consumption is reduced by 15% as compared to the broadband SBS system at the same bit rate.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Citation
Myungjun Lee, Ravi Pant, and Mark A. Neifeld, "Improved slow-light delay performance of a broadband stimulated Brillouin scattering system using fiber Bragg gratings," Appl. Opt. 47, 6404-6415 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-34-6404


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