In this article the theoretical investigation and the experimental verification of an almost distortion-free pulse delay are presented. The proposed Brillouin slow-light system provides very large fractional delay at very low distortion since the pulse shape and the pulse width are maintained during the delaying process. Beyond that, the method is compatible with any other conventional Brillouin based slow-light system to significantly increase its efficiency.
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Original Manuscript: November 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2010
Published: February 24, 2010
Andrzej Wiatrek, Kambiz Jamshidi, Ronny Henker, Stefan Preußler, and Thomas Schneider, "Nonlinear Brillouin based slow-light system for almost distortion-free pulse delay," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 544-549 (2010)