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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1281–1288

Transient and nonlinear analysis of slow-light pulse propagation in an optical fiber via stimulated Brillouin scattering

Liyong Ren and Yasuo Tomita  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1281-1288 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001281


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Abstract

We investigate slow-light pulse propagation in an optical fiber via transient stimulated Brillouin scattering. Space–time evolution of a generating slow-light pulse is numerically calculated by solving three-wave coupled-mode equations between a pump beam, an acoustic wave, and a counterpropagating signal pulse. Our mathematical treatments are applicable to both narrowband and broadband pump cases. We show that the time delay of 85% pulse width can be obtained for a signal pulse of the order of subnanosecond pulse width by using a broadband pump, while the signal pulse is broadened only by 40% of the input signal pulse. The physical origin of the pulse broadening and distortion is explained in terms of the temporal decay of the induced acoustic field.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

Citation
Liyong Ren and Yasuo Tomita, "Transient and nonlinear analysis of slow-light pulse propagation in an optical fiber via stimulated Brillouin scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1281-1288 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-7-1281


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