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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1279–1285

Stimulate Brillouin Scattering Based Broadband Tunable Slow-Light Conversion in a Highly Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fiber

Jianguo Liu, Tee-Hiang Cheng, Yong-Kee Yeo, Yixin Wang, Lifang Xue, Weifeng Rong, Luying Zhou, Gaoxi Xiao, Dawei Wang, and Xiaojun Yu

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 1279-1285 (2009)

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An integrated configuration is proposed to convert tunable slow light from signal to another frequency in a wide bandwidth by using a 70 m-long highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber (HN-PCF). A 10 GHz RZ signal is delayed by a 10 Gbit/s $2 ^{31} -1$ pseudo random bit sequence (PRBS) stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) pump, and the slow light is converted to another frequency in a broadband by four-wave mixing (FWM). By this way, not only the slow light is converted, but the idler power is enhanced greatly. In our experiment, all-optical controlled 37.5 ps delay time is converted in a 40 nm bandwidth flatly, and 4.7 dB idler power is enhanced simultaneously. The experimental results are in good agreement with those of the theory.

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Jianguo Liu, Tee-Hiang Cheng, Yong-Kee Yeo, Yixin Wang, Lifang Xue, Weifeng Rong, Luying Zhou, Gaoxi Xiao, Dawei Wang, and Xiaojun Yu, "Stimulate Brillouin Scattering Based Broadband Tunable Slow-Light Conversion in a Highly Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fiber," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 1279-1285 (2009)

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