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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 82–88

Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering

Kwang Yong Song, Miguel González Herráez, and Luc Thévenaz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 82-88 (2005)

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We demonstrate experimentally that it is possible to control optically the group velocity of an optical pulse as it travels along an optical fiber. To achieve this control we use the effect of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering. In our experiments we have achieved changes in the group index of 10-3 in several kilometer-length fibers, thus leading to pulse delaying and advancement in the range of tens of nanoseconds. We believe that this is the first evidence of such optically-controlled strong delay changes in optical fibers. In this paper we derive the basic theory behind these group-delay changes and we demonstrate the effect in two kinds of fibers which are conventionally used.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Original Manuscript: October 21, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Kwang Yong Song, Miguel González Herráez, and Luc Thévenaz, "Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Express 13, 82-88 (2005)

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