Slow light in optical fiber using stimulated brillouin scattering

Valeri I. Kovalev, Robert G. Harrison, Jonathan C. Knight, Nadezhda E. Kotova

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Quantum Optics 2007
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2008
EventInternational Workshop on Quantum Optics, IWQO 2007 - Samara, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Sept 200722 Sept 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Quantum Optics, IWQO 2007
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


  • Optical fibers
  • Slow light
  • Stimulated Brillouin scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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