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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 5866–5876

Low distortion Brillouin slow light in optical fibers using AM modulation

Aldo Minardo, Romeo Bernini, and Luigi Zeni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 5866-5876 (2006)

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Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) has been recently shown to offer a mechanism for generating tunable all-optical delays in room-temperature single-mode optical fibers at telecommunication wavelengths. This technique makes use of the rapid variation of the refractive index that occurs in the vicinity of the Brillouin gain resonance. When the slow light pulse delay is subject to a constraint on the allowable pulse distortion, it has been shown that the use of a pair of closely-spaced Brillouin gain lines can increase the distortion-constrained delay, with respect to the single-line configuration. In this paper, we numerically and experimentally demonstrate that the same experimental apparatus usually employed for generating a Brillouin gain doublet, can also be used for achieving three equally-spaced Brillouin gain resonances, further increasing the distortion-constrained pulse delay.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Aldo Minardo, Romeo Bernini, and Luigi Zeni, "Low distortion Brillouin slow light in optical fibers using AM modulation," Opt. Express 14, 5866-5876 (2006)

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