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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 10344–10349

Tunable optical delays based on Brillouin dynamic grating in optical fibers

Kwang Yong Song, Kwanil Lee, and Sang Bae Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 10344-10349 (2009)

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We demonstrate a novel kind of tunable optical delays based on dynamic grating generated by Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber. An axial strain gradient is applied to a 15 m section of a polarization-maintaining fiber, and the Brillouin reflection grating is generated position-selectively by controlling the optical frequencies of Brillouin pump waves. Tunable time delays of up to 132 ns are achieved with an 82 ns Gaussian pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: June 5, 2009

Kwang Yong Song, Kwanil Lee, and Sang Bae Lee, "Tunable optical delays based on Brillouin dynamic grating in optical fibers," Opt. Express 17, 10344-10349 (2009)

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