We present a technique for improving the pulse-delay performance of a stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) based broadband slow-light system by combining it with fiber Bragg gratings (FBG). We optimize the physical device parameters of three systems: (1) broadband SBS, (2) broadband SBS + a single FBG, and (3) broadband SBS + a double FBG for maximizing the delay performance. The optimization is performed under distortion and system resource constraints for a range of bit rates from 0.5 to 8.5 Gbps. We find that an optimized broadband SBS + a double FBG system improves the fractional delay 1.8 times that of the broadband SBS system at an optimum bit rate of 3 Gbps. Also, pump power consumption is reduced by 15% as compared to the broadband SBS system at the same bit rate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering