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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 7, 2006
  • pp: 7238–7245

Nearly transparent SBS slow light in an optical fiber

Zhaoming Zhu and Daniel J. Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 7238-7245 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.007238


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Abstract

Slow-light delay via stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in optical fibers is usually achieved with delay-dependent amplification that degrades system performance. To address this problem, we propose a SBS slow-light method that makes use of two widely separated anti-Stokes absorption resonances, and achieve nearly transparent slow light in an optical fiber. We demonstrate the method in a highly nonlinear optical fiber, and achieve a slow-light bandwidth of ~150 MHz and a relative of delay of ~0.3 for ~9-ns pulses with a signal attenuation of ~4.8 dB.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2006
Published: August 7, 2006

Citation
Zhaoming Zhu and Daniel J. Gauthier, "Nearly transparent SBS slow light in an optical fiber," Opt. Express 14, 7238-7245 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-16-7238


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