Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay.


Journal Article

We describe a methodology to maximize slow-light pulse delay subject to a constraint on the allowable pulse distortion. We show that optimizing over a larger number of physical variables can increase the distortion-constrained delay. We demonstrate these concepts by comparing the optimum slow-light pulse delay achievable using a single Lorentzian gain line with that achievable using a pair of closely-spaced gain lines. We predict that distortion management using a gain doublet can provide approximately a factor of 2 increase in slow-light pulse delay as compared with the optimum single-line delay. Experimental results employing Brillouin gain in optical fiber confirm our theoretical predictions.

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Cited Authors

  • Stenner, MD; Neifeld, MA; Zhu, Z; Dawes, AMC; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • December 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 25

Start / End Page

  • 9995 - 10002

PubMed ID

  • 19503210

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19503210

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/opex.13.009995


  • eng