Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay

Michael D. Stenner, Mark A Neifeld, Zhaoming Zhu, Andrew M C Dawes, Daniel J. Gauthier

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Abstract

We describe a methodology to maximize slow-light pulse delay subject to a constraint on the allowable pulse distortion. We show that optimizing over a larger number of physical variables can increase the distortion-constrained delay. We demonstrate these concepts by comparing the optimum slow-light pulse delay achievable using a single Lorentzian gain line with that achievable using a pair of closely-spaced gain lines. We predict that distortion management using a gain doublet can provide approximately a factor of 2 increase in slow-light pulse delay as compared with the optimum single-line delay. Experimental results employing Brillouin gain in optical fiber confirm our theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9995-10002
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume13
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2005

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Stenner, M. D., Neifeld, M. A., Zhu, Z., Dawes, A. M. C., & Gauthier, D. J. (2005). Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay. Optics Express, 13(25), 9995-10002. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.009995

Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay. / Stenner, Michael D.; Neifeld, Mark A; Zhu, Zhaoming; Dawes, Andrew M C; Gauthier, Daniel J.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 13, No. 25, 12.12.2005, p. 9995-10002.

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Stenner, MD, Neifeld, MA, Zhu, Z, Dawes, AMC & Gauthier, DJ 2005, 'Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay', Optics Express, vol. 13, no. 25, pp. 9995-10002. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.009995
Stenner MD, Neifeld MA, Zhu Z, Dawes AMC, Gauthier DJ. Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay. Optics Express. 2005 Dec 12;13(25):9995-10002. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.009995
Stenner, Michael D. ; Neifeld, Mark A ; Zhu, Zhaoming ; Dawes, Andrew M C ; Gauthier, Daniel J. / Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay. In: Optics Express. 2005 ; Vol. 13, No. 25. pp. 9995-10002.
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