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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9758–9765

Gain-assisted pulse advancement using single and double Brillouin gain peaks in optical fibers

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

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9758-9765 (2005)

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We report the first experimental demonstration of pulse advancement with gain in optical fibers based on stimulated Brillouin scattering. Two experimental configurations are investigated and compared. One is to make the pulse propagate in a region slightly detuned from a gain peak where the group velocity change is negative and the other is to make use of the large anomalous dispersion appearing between two gain peaks. We experimentally show that the second method produces pulse advancement with lower distortion than the first one.

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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 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Kwang Yong Song, Miguel González Herráez, and Luc Thévenaz, "Gain-assisted pulse advancement using single and double Brillouin gain peaks in optical fibers," Opt. Express 13, 9758-9765 (2005)

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