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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15617–15622

Zero-broadening and pulse compression slow light in an optical fiber at high pulse delays

Thomas Schneider, Andrzeij Wiatreck, and Ronny Henker  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15617-15622 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015617


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Abstract

We show in theory and experiment that in a SBS based delay line pulses can be delayed to more than a bit period without broadening. Zero-broadening is possible since the broadening due to the narrow Brillouin gain bandwidth can be compensated by the group velocity dispersion accompanied with the pulse delay. We achieve compensation by a superposition of a broad gain with two narrow losses at its wings. In our experiments 1.9ns pulses were delayed to around 1.5Bit, at the same time its FWHM width was compressed to 80%. Therefore, besides slowing down pulses, the method could have the potential to compensate the fiber dispersion.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2008
Published: September 18, 2008

Citation
Thomas Schneider, Andrzeij Wiatrek, and Ronny Henker, "Zero-broadening and pulse compression slow light in an optical fiber at high pulse delays," Opt. Express 16, 15617-15622 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15617


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