Maximizing the opening of eye diagrams for slow-light systems.


Journal Article

We present a data-fidelity metric for quantifying distortion in slow-light optical pulse delay devices. We demonstrate the utility of this metric by applying it to the performance optimization of gain-based slow-light delay systems for Gaussian and super-Gaussian pulses. Symmetric Lorentzian double-line and triple-line gain systems are optimized and achieve maximum delay of 1.5 and 1.7 times the single-line gain system delay, respectively. The resulting double-line gain system design is qualitatively similar to the double-line gain system designed with a previous metric, but is tuned specifically to constrain data fidelity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pant, R; Stenner, MD; Neifeld, MA; Shi, Z; Boyd, RW; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 26

Start / End Page

  • 6513 - 6519

PubMed ID

  • 17846644

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17846644

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4522

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ao.46.006513


  • eng