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Potentialities of slow and fast light in optical fibers
Author(s): Luc Thévenaz; Miguel Gonzalez Herraez; Sang-Hoon Chin
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Paper Abstract

The ubiquitous role of optical fibers in modern photonic systems has stimulated research to realize slow and fast light devices directly in this close-to-perfect transmission line. Recent progress in developing optically-controlled delays in optical fibers, operating under normal environmental conditions and at telecommunications wavelengths, has paved the way towards real applications for slow and fast light. Advanced schemes can be realized thanks to the extremely flexible possibility to shape the gain spectrum to make it optimized for applications. Ultra wide bandwidth, delaying with flat amplitude response and lower distortion were successfully demonstrated this way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7226, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, 72260C (2 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816337
Show Author Affiliations
Luc Thévenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Miguel Gonzalez Herraez, Univ. of Alcalá (Spain)
Sang-Hoon Chin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7226:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light II
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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