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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5118–5121

Brillouin slow light: substantial optical delay in the second-order Brillouin gain spectrum

Gabriel K. W. Gan, Y. G. Shee, K. S. Yeo, G. Amouzad Madhiraji, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5118-5121 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.005118


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate optical delay in the second-order Brillouin gain spectrum by incorporating a double Brillouin-frequency shifter into the system. By coinciding the seed signal with the second-order Brillouin gain spectrum, it was found that the seed signal experienced significantly larger delay as compared to the Brillouin slow light generated from the first-order Brillouin spectrum. At a Brillouin gain of 17 dB, the delay was found to be at maximum of 60 ns. This widens the window of promising opportunities into the deployment of all optical tunable delay into the existing optical signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2014
Published: August 22, 2014

Citation
Gabriel K. W. Gan, Y. G. Shee, K. S. Yeo, G. Amouzad Madhiraji, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi, "Brillouin slow light: substantial optical delay in the second-order Brillouin gain spectrum," Opt. Lett. 39, 5118-5121 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-17-5118


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