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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: C31–C38

Information theoretic framework for the analysis of a slow-light delay device

Mark A. Neifeld and Myungjun Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. C31-C38 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.25.000C31


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Abstract

We present a framework for the information theoretic analysis of slow-light devices. We employ a model in which the device input is a binary-valued data sequence and the device output is considered within a window of finite duration. We use the mutual information between these two quantities to measure information content. This approach enables the information theoretic definitions of delay and throughput. We use our new framework to analyze a delay device based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and find good agreement with previous SBS delay bounds.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Analysis and Applications of Slow Light

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2008
Published: September 8, 2008

Citation
Mark A. Neifeld and Myungjun Lee, "Information theoretic framework for the analysis of a slow-light delay device," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, C31-C38 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-25-12-C31

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