Room-temperature spectral hole burning in an engineered inhomogeneously broadened resonance.


Journal Article

We observe spectral hole burning in a room-temperature optical fiber pumped by a spectrally broadened pump beam. This beam drives the stimulated Brillouin process, creating an inhomogeneously broadened resonance in the material whose shape can be engineered by tailoring the beam's spectrum. A monochromatic saturating beam "burns" a narrow spectral hole that is approximately 10(4) times narrower than the inhomogeneous width of the resonance. This research paves the way toward agile optical information processing and storage using standard telecommunication components.

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Cited Authors

  • Juarez, AA; Vilaseca, R; Zhu, Z; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 20

Start / End Page

  • 2374 - 2376

PubMed ID

  • 18923627

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18923627

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.33.002374


  • eng