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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10684–10692

Zero-gain slow & fast light propagation in an optical fiber

Sanghoon Chin, Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, and Luc Thévenaz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10684-10692 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010684


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Abstract

Slow & fast light with null amplification or loss of a light signal is experimentally demonstrated. This novel method for producing zero-gain slow & fast light takes advantage of the great flexibility of stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers to generate synthesized gain spectra. Generation of optical delays and advancements with minor amplitude change is realized through the superposition of gain and loss profiles showing very different spectral widths, resulting in a synthesized spectral profile identical to an ideal electromagnetically-induced transparency.

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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
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Citation
Sanghoon Chin, Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, and Luc Thévenaz, "Zero-gain slow & fast light propagation in an optical fiber," Opt. Express 14, 10684-10692 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10684


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