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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 670–672

Slow/fast light using a very short Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped fiber

Jiulin Gan, Jiali Chen, Shanhui Xu, Zhongmin Yang, and Zhonghong Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 670-672 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000670


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Abstract

A slow/fast light device with a sealed size of 130mm×30mm×3mm has been demonstrated. Ultraslow propagation and superluminal propagation with group velocity values from 8.4 to 14.7m/s are observed in a 3.86 cm long Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped single-mode phosphate glass fiber. The dependence of pump power, modulation frequency, and wavelength on the slow/fast light effect in this fiber is investigated in detail. These results suggest that this compact slow/fast device is more suitable for all-fiber applications than those made by traditional methods.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Citation
Jiulin Gan, Jiali Chen, Shanhui Xu, Zhongmin Yang, and Zhonghong Jiang, "Slow/fast light using a very short Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 670-672 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-5-670


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