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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2378–2384

Numerical study of all-optical slow-light delays via stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber

Zhaoming Zhu, Daniel J. Gauthier, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Jay E. Sharping, Alexander L. Gaeta, Robert W. Boyd, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2378-2384 (2005)

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We study numerically all-optical slow-light delays in room-temperature single-mode optical fibers induced by stimulated Brillouin scattering. We consider the propagation of a pulse through a cw-pumped Brillouin fiber amplifier, where the carrier frequency of the pulse is tuned near the Stokes resonance. Pulse delay and broadening of the Stokes pulse are studied in the small-signal and gain-saturation regimes. Pulse delay is shown to be limited by saturation of the Brillouin amplifier. In the small-signal regime, both time delay and pulse broadening increase with increasing gain. In the gain-saturation regime, both time delay and broadening decrease with increasing gain, and the pulse even achieves advancement. Time delay of more than one pulse-width is observed with modest pulse distortion, and over one pulse-width advancement can be obtained with larger pulse distortion in the gain-saturation regime.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Quantum Optics

Zhaoming Zhu, Daniel J. Gauthier, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Jay E. Sharping, Alexander L. Gaeta, Robert W. Boyd, and Alan E. Willner, "Numerical study of all-optical slow-light delays via stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2378-2384 (2005)

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