We introduce a method of achieving cross-gain modulation and slow light using the Brillouin nonlinearity in an optical fiber. We demonstrate approximatetely 10 m/s group velocity using this technique with milliwatts of optical power at room temperature.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2009
Published: September 11, 2009
Shmuel Sternklar, Eyal Sarid, Arik Arbel, and Er'el Granot, "Brillouin cross-gain modulation and 10 m/s group velocity," Opt. Lett. 34, 2832-2834 (2009)