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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6092–6098

Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier

Jay E. Sharping, Yoshitomo Okawachi, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6092-6098 (2005)

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We demonstrate an all-optical tunable pulse delay scheme that utilizes the power-dependent variation of the refractive index that accompanies stimulated Raman scattering in an optical fiber. Using this technique, we delay 430-fs pulses by up to 85% of a pulse width. The ability to accommodate the bandwidth of pulses shorter than 1 ps in a fiber-based system makes this technique potentially viable for producing controllable delays in ultra-high bandwidth telecommunication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

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Original Manuscript: July 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Jay Sharping, Yoshitomo Okawachi, and Alexander Gaeta, "Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 6092-6098 (2005)

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