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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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.

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

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7024
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Quantum Optics, IWQO 2007
CountryRussian Federation
CitySamara
Period18/09/0722/09/07

Keywords

  • Optical fibers
  • Slow light
  • Stimulated Brillouin scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Kovalev, V. I., Harrison, R. G., Knight, J. C., & Kotova, N. E. (2008). Slow light in optical fiber using stimulated brillouin scattering. In International Workshop on Quantum Optics 2007 [702415] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7024). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.801761