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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2530–2532

Polarization-induced distortion in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow-light systems

Avi Zadok, Sanghoon Chin, Luc Thévenaz, Elad Zilka, Avishay Eyal, and Moshe Tur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 16, pp. 2530-2532 (2009)

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The vector analysis of stimulated Brillouin scattering amplification in birefringent fibers is extended to include signal pulses. The analysis finds that the different slow-light delays experienced by the states of polarization corresponding to maximum and minimum gain may result in severe pulse distortion. Thus, a generally polarized pulse, experiencing only a moderate gain, can become broader than a pulse aligned for maximum gain and delay. The effect is demonstrated in both numerical simulations and experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Original Manuscript: May 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2009
Published: August 14, 2009

Avi Zadok, Sanghoon Chin, Luc Thévenaz, Elad Zilka, Avishay Eyal, and Moshe Tur, "Polarization-induced distortion in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow-light systems," Opt. Lett. 34, 2530-2532 (2009)

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