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Data bit distortion induced by slow light in optical communication systems
Author(s): Alan E. Willner; Lin Zhang; Ting Luo; Changyuan Yu; Wen Zhang; Yan Wang
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Paper Abstract

Slow-light components will degrade the data bits in an optical communication system due to narrow-band amplitude and phase responses. A bit-pattern dependence is produced in the output data stream. These effects are observed in simulation as well as in an experiment based on slow light induced by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in an optical fiber. We define figure of merit involving pulse delay and data degradation to optimize slow-light components. It is demonstrated experimentally and numerically that the pattern dependence can be reduced by detuning the slow-light devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6130, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing III, 61300T (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660168
Show Author Affiliations
Alan E. Willner, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Lin Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Ting Luo, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Changyuan Yu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Wen Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Yan Wang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6130:
Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing III
Hans J. Coufal; Zameer U. Hasan; Alan E. Craig, Editor(s)

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