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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 16032–16042

Observation of large 10-Gb/s SBS slow light delay with low distortion using an optimized gain profile

E. Cabrera-Granado, Oscar G. Calderón, Sonia Melle, and Daniel J. Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 16032-16042 (2008)

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An optimum SBS gain profile is designed to achieve better slow-light performance. It consists of a nearly flat-top profile with sharp edges. Tunable delays up to 3 pulse widths for 100-ps-long input pulses, corresponding to 10 Gb/s data rates, are found while keeping an output-input pulse-width ratio below 1.8. Bit-error-rate (BER) measurements performed for a non-return-to-zero modulation format demonstrates 28 ps of delay under error-free operation.

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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

ToC Category:
Slow Light

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2008
Published: September 24, 2008

E. Cabrera-Granado, Oscar G. Calderón, Sonia Melle, and Daniel J. Gauthier, "Observation of large 10-Gb/s SBS slow light delay with low distortion using an optimized gain profile," Opt. Express 16, 16032-16042 (2008)

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