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Optics Express

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12181–12189

Self-advanced fast light propagation in an optical fiber based on Brillouin scattering

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


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12181-12189 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012181


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an extremely simple technique to achieve pulse advancements in optical fibers by using both spontaneous amplified and stimulated Brillouin scattering. It is shown that the group velocity of a light signal is all-optically controlled by its average power while it propagates through an optical fiber. The signal generates an intense back-propagating Stokes emission that causes a loss on the signal through depletion. This narrowband loss gives rise to a fast light propagation at the exact signal frequency. The Stokes emission self-adapts in real time to the Brillouin properties of the fiber and to a wide extent to the signal bandwidth.

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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:
Slow and Fast Light

History
Original Manuscript: March 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2008
Published: July 30, 2008

Citation
Sanghoon Chin, Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, and Luc Thevenaz, "Self-advanced fast light propagation in an optical fiber based on Brillouin scattering," Opt. Express 16, 12181-12189 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-12181


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