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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7586–7591

Pulse broadening cancellation in cascaded slow-light delays

Andrzej Wiatrek, Ronny Henker, Stefan Preußler, and Thomas Schneider  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7586-7591 (2009)

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This article describes a new approach to cancel the pulse broadening in a cascaded slow-light system. With the help of a simple experimental setup a method with significant potential to achieve a high pulse delay at almost zero pulse broadening is shown. Since the pulse reshaping is done inside a single delaying segment, this method can be used in connection with any other Brillouin based slow-light system.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2009
Published: April 23, 2009

Andrzej Wiatrek, Ronny Henker, Stefan Preußler, and Thomas Schneider, "Pulse broadening cancellation in cascaded slow-light delays," Opt. Express 17, 7586-7591 (2009)

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