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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 8026–8032

Low distortion slow light in flat Brillouin gain spectrum by using optical frequency comb

Taiji Sakamoto, Takashi Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Shiraki, and Toshio Kurashima  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 8026-8032 (2008)

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We present a novel method for realizing a slow light with a broadband flat Brillouin gain and low distortion by using an optical frequency comb. We obtained a pump light consisting of 20 discrete line spectra using an optical frequency comb generation technique and a flat SBS gain with a 200 MHz bandwidth. We have realized a large relative pulse delay of 2.46 while suppressing the broadening factor to less than 1.19 for a pulse with a duration of 5.44 ns.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Slow Light

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2008
Published: May 19, 2008

Taiji Sakamoto, Takashi Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Shiraki, and Toshio Kurashima, "Low distortion slow light in flat Brillouin gain spectrum by using optical frequency comb," Opt. Express 16, 8026-8032 (2008)

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