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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 220–222

Time delay enhancement in stimulated-Brillouin-scattering-based slow-light systems

Thomas Schneider, Markus Junker, and Kai-Uwe Lauterbach  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 220-222 (2007)

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We show a simple method of time delay enhancement in slow-light systems based on the effect of stimulated Brillouin scattering. The method is based on the reduction of the absolute Brillouin gain by a loss produced by an additional pump laser. With this method we achieved pulse delays of nearly 100 ns in a standard single-mode fiber. In the presented approach the delay or acceleration of optical signals is decoupled from their amplification or attenuation, which allows the adaptation of the pulse amplitudes to the given application.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Thomas Schneider, Markus Junker, and Kai-Uwe Lauterbach, "Time delay enhancement in stimulated-Brillouin-scattering-based slow-light systems," Opt. Lett. 32, 220-222 (2007)

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