Nearly transparent SBS slow light in an optical fiber.

Journal Article

Slow-light delay via stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in optical fibers is usually achieved with delay-dependent amplification that degrades system performance. To address this problem, we propose a SBS slow-light method that makes use of two widely separated anti-Stokes absorption resonances, and achieve nearly transparent slow light in an optical fiber. We demonstrate the method in a highly nonlinear optical fiber, and achieve a slow-light bandwidth of approximately 150 MHz and a relative of delay of approximately 0.3 for approximately 9-ns pulses with a signal attenuation of approximately 4.8 dB.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhu, Z; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • August 7, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 7238 - 7245

PubMed ID

  • 19529093

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States