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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 5126–5135

Brillouin assisted slow-light enhancement via Fabry-Perot cavity effects

César Jáuregui, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 5126-5135 (2007)

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We show that the presence of a cavity modifies the behaviour of Brillouin-assisted slow light and can be used to significantly enhance the achievable pulse delays. Moreover, the cavity introduces an additional wavelength dependence into the delay versus gain relationship which can be used to provide an extra degree of control within a slow light system. The degree of delay enhancement depends critically both on the cavity finesse and the Brillouin pump power. Our experiments show that delay enhancements greater than 100% can be obtained accompanied by only relatively modest increases in pulse distortion.

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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
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Slow Light

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2007
Published: April 12, 2007

César Jáuregui, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson, "Brillouin assisted slow-light enhancement via Fabry-Perot cavity effects," Opt. Express 15, 5126-5135 (2007)

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