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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4252–4256

Quasi-light-storage enhancement by reducing the Brillouin gain bandwidth

Stefan Preussler, Andrzej Wiatrek, Kambiz Jamshidi, and Thomas Schneider  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 22, pp. 4252-4256 (2011)

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The quasi-light-storage (QLS) is a method for the variable and almost distortion free storage of optical data which is based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). The natural gain bandwidth of SBS limits the storage time of this method to up to 100 ns . We overcome this limit by the superposition of the SBS gain bandwidth with two losses. With this narrowed gain bandwidth, we were able to enhance the storage time for the QLS by 40%.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

Stefan Preussler, Andrzej Wiatrek, Kambiz Jamshidi, and Thomas Schneider, "Quasi-light-storage enhancement by reducing the Brillouin gain bandwidth," Appl. Opt. 50, 4252-4256 (2011)

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