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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6705–6713

Distortion free pulse delay system using a pair of tunable white light cavities

H. N. Yum, M. E. Kim, Y. J. Jang, and M. S. Shahriar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6705-6713 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006705


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Abstract

Recently, a tunable bandwidth white light cavity (WLC) was demonstrated by using an anomalously dispersive intra-cavity medium to adjust a cavity linewidth without reducing the cavity buildup factor [G.S. Pati et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601 (2007)]. In this paper, we show theoretically how such a WLC can be used to realize a distortion-free delay system for a data pulse. The system consists of two WLCs placed in series. Once the pulse has passed through them, the fast-light media in both WLCs are deactivated, so that each of these now acts as a very high reflectivity mirror. The data pulse bounces around between these mirrors, undergoing negligible attenuation per pass. The trapped pulse can be released by activating the fast-light medium in either WLC. Numerical simulations show that such a system can far exceed the delay-bandwidth constraint encountered in a typical data buffer employing slow light. We also show that the pulse remains virtually undistorted during the process.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2011
Published: March 24, 2011

Citation
H. N. Yum, M. E. Kim, Y. J. Jang, and M. S. Shahriar, "Distortion free pulse delay system using a pair of tunable white light cavities," Opt. Express 19, 6705-6713 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6705


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