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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 9995–10002

Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay

Michael D. Stenner, Mark A. Neifeld, Zhaoming Zhu, Andrew M. C. Dawes, and Daniel J. Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 9995-10002 (2005)

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We describe a methodology to maximize slow-light pulse delay subject to a constraint on the allowable pulse distortion. We show that optimizing over a larger number of physical variables can increase the distortion-constrained delay. We demonstrate these concepts by comparing the optimum slow-light pulse delay achievable using a single Lorentzian gain line with that achievable using a pair of closely-spaced gain lines. We predict that distortion management using a gain doublet can provide approximately a factor of 2 increase in slow-light pulse delay as compared with the optimum single-line delay. Experimental results employing Bril-louin gain in optical fiber confirm our theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Michael D. Stenner, Mark A. Neifeld, Zhaoming Zhu, Andrew M.C. Dawes, and Daniel J. Gauthier, "Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay," Opt. Express 13, 9995-10002 (2005)

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