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Slow light in optical fiber using stimulated Brillouin scattering
Author(s): Valeri I. Kovalev; Robert G. Harrison; Jonathan C. Knight; Nadezha E. Kotova
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Paper Abstract

The minimum duration of pulses, that can be delayed through so called "slow light" in stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is limited by the relatively narrow bandwidth of SBS (~15-30 MHz). This limits useful data rates to less than a few Mb/s while for telecommunication applications multi-Gb/s is required. We propose implementation of waveguide induced spectral broadening of SBS in optical fiber to allow massive increase of its bandwidth (reduction of operational pulse duration) to thereby achieve high data rate. Our analysis shows that for fiber of numerical aperture ~0.8 the SBS bandwidth is enhanced to ~15 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7024, International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2007, 702415 (17 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.801761
Show Author Affiliations
Valeri I. Kovalev, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Robert G. Harrison, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jonathan C. Knight, Univ. of Bath (United Kingdom)
Nadezha E. Kotova, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7024:
International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2007
Vitaly V. Samartsev, Editor(s)

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