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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8540–8545

Large tunable delay with low distortion of 10 Gbit/s data in a slow light system based on narrow band fiber parametric amplification

E. Shumakher, A. Willinger, R. Blit, D. Dahan, and G. Eisenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8540-8545 (2006)

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We describe slow light propagation of a 10 Gbit/s data stream in a narrow band fiber parametric amplifier. A large tunable delay of 10 to 60 ps with very low signal distortion has been demonstrated in a 1 km long dispersion shifted fiber. The longitudinal variation of the fiber propagation parameters was extracted from measured amplified spontaneous emission and these parameters serve to accurately predict the delayed temporal pulse shape. Simulated results suggest that the system exhibits large delays with low distortions in a wide spectral range within the OPA gain spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

E. Shumakher, A. Willinger, R. Blit, D. Dahan, and G. Eisenstein, "Large tunable delay with low distortion of 10 Gbit/s data in a slow light system based on narrow band fiber parametric amplification," Opt. Express 14, 8540-8545 (2006)

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