The gain and noise characteristics of a fiber Brillouin amplifier are studied experimentally and analyzed using a dispersion shifted fiber. Based on these measurements, the optimal conditions of gain and on–off ratio are identified for slow light generation.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2009
Published: July 28, 2009
Aditi Ghosh, Deepa Venkitesh, and R. Vijaya, "Study of Brillouin amplifier characteristics toward optimized conditions for slow light generation," Appl. Opt. 48, G48-G52 (2009)