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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3824–3826

All-optical tunable pulse frequency chirp via slow light

Gil Fanjoux and Thibaut Sylvestre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 24, pp. 3824-3826 (2009)

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We theoretically investigate slow light via stimulated Raman scattering, paying special attention to the picosecond regime where chromatic dispersion and cross-phase modulation must be considered. In addition to the control of the Raman pulse walk-off, we demonstrate that the cross-phase-modulation-induced frequency chirp can also be all-optically tuned via Raman slow light. We further demonstrate that this new implication is a consequence of the fact that the group velocity is significantly more affected than the phase velocity in slow-light media.

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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

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2009
Published: December 8, 2009

Gil Fanjoux and Thibaut Sylvestre, "All-optical tunable pulse frequency chirp via slow light," Opt. Lett. 34, 3824-3826 (2009)

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