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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2506–2508

Cancellation of Raman pulse walk-off by slow light

Gil Fanjoux and Thibaut Sylvestre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2506-2508 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002506


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Abstract

We theoretically demonstrate in a nonlinear optical fiber system with a narrowband Raman gain that pulse walk-off between the pump and the Raman Stokes waves can be fully compensated for by Raman slow light, leading to group-velocity matching between the interacting waves, greater useful interaction length, and thereby enhanced Raman amplification efficiency. Limitations due to Kerr effect are further discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2008
Published: October 27, 2008

Citation
Gil Fanjoux and Thibaut Sylvestre, "Cancellation of Raman pulse walk-off by slow light," Opt. Lett. 33, 2506-2508 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-21-2506


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