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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 5877–5884

On the balance between delay, bandwidth and signal distortion in slow light systems based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers

E. Shumakher, N. Orbach, A. Nevet, D. Dahan, and G. Eisenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 5877-5884 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.005877


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Abstract

We describe systematic measurements of the gain and delay spectra in a slow light system based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers. The measurements yield the system complex transfer function with which delays and signal distortion can be calculated for any input signal. The theoretical predictions are confirmed experimentally for single pulses as well as 50 Mb/s data streams in a system which employs pump modulation to modify the gain and delay spectra of the SBS process.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Citation
E. Shumakher, N. Orbach, A. Nevet, D. Dahan, and G. Eisenstein, "On the balance between delay, bandwidth and signal distortion in slow light systems based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers," Opt. Express 14, 5877-5884 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-13-5877


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