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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8053–8054

“Slow Light” in stimulated Brillouin scattering: on the influence of the spectral width of pump radiation on the group index: Comment

Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez and Luc Thévenaz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8053-8054 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.008053


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Abstract

In a recent paper by Kovalev et al [Optics Express 17, 17317 (2009)] the coupled equations describing stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) were solved in the Fourier domain. The main conclusion driven by the authors was that SBS pump spectral broadening was not effective in increasing the interaction bandwidth. While the calculations are essentially correct, the interpretation of the results leads to erroneous conclusions.

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OCIS Codes
(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: December 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Citation
Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez and Luc Thévenaz, "“Slow Light” in stimulated Brillouin scattering: on the influence of the spectral width of pump radiation on the group index: Comment," Opt. Express 18, 8053-8054 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-8-8053


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