Abstract

Previously, we proposed a data buffering system that makes use of a pair of white light cavities. For application to telecommunication systems, it would be convenient to realize such a device using fiber-optic resonators. In this paper, we present the design of such a system, where the white light cavity effect is produced by using stimulated Brillouin scattering. The system consists of a pair of fiber-optic white light cavities placed in series. As in the original proposal, the delay time can be controlled independently of the bandwidth of the data pulses. Furthermore, we show how the bandwidth of the system can be made as large as several times the Brillouin frequency shift. We also show that the net delay achievable in such a buffer can be significantly larger than what can be achieved using a conventional recirculating loop buffer.

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2011 (1)

H. N. Yum, M. E. Kim, Y. J. Jang, M. S. Shahriar, "Distortion free pulse delay system using a pair of tunable bandwidth white light cavities," Opt. Exp. 19, 6705-6713 (2011).

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

P. Dong, L. Chen, Q. Xu, M. Lipson, "On-chip generation of high-intensity short optical pulses using dynamic microcavities," Opt. Lett. 35, 2315-2317 (2009).

2008 (4)

E. F. Burmeister, D. J. Blumenthal, J. E. Bowers, "A comparison of optical buffering technologies," Opt. Switch. Netw. 5, 10-18 (2008).

K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, K. Hotate, "Gain-assisted superluminal propagation in tellurite glass fiber based on stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Exp. 16, 225-230 (2008).

R. Pant, M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, D. J. Gauthier, "Optimal pump profile designs for broadband SBS slow-light systems," Opt. Exp. 16, 2764-2777 (2008).

A. A. Juarez, R. Vilaseca, Z. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, "Room-temperature spectral hole burning in an engineered inhomogeneously broadened resonance," Opt. Lett. 33, 2374-2376 (2008).

2007 (4)

K. Y. Song, K. Hotate, "25 GHz bandwidth Brillouin slow light in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 32, 217-219 (2007).

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, M. S. Shahriar, "Demonstration of a tunable-bandwidth white light interferometer using anomalous dispersion in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601- (2007).

Z. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, "Stored light in an optical fiber via stimulated Brillouin scattering," Science 318, 1748-1750 (2007).

Q. Xu, P. Dong, M. Lipson, "Breaking the delay-bandwidth limit in a photonic structure," Nat. Phys. 3, 406-410 (2007).

2006 (5)

Q. Xu, S. Sandhu, M. L. Povinelli, J. Shakya, S. Fan, M. Lipson, "Experimental realization of an on-chip all optical analogue to electromagnetically induced transparency," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 123901- (2006).

K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, K. Hotate, M. G. Herráez, L. Thévenaz, "Highly efficient Brillouin slow and fast light using As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Exp. 14, 5860-5865 (2006).

K. S. Abedin, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode tellurite glass fiber," Opt. Exp. 14, 11766-11772 (2006).

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, M. Tur, "Extended delay of broadband signals in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow light using synthesized pump chirp," Opt. Exp. 14, 8498-8505 (2006).

S. H. Chin, M. G. Herraez, L. Thevenaz, "Zero-gain slow & fast light propagation in an optical fiber," Opt. Exp. 22, 10684-10692 (2006).

2005 (3)

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902- (2005).

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herráez, L. Thévenaz, "Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Exp. 13, 82-88 (2005).

A. Agrawal, L. Wang, Y. Su, P. Kumar, "All-optical loadable and erasable storage buffer based on parametric nonlinearity in fiber," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2229-2238 (2005).

2004 (2)

J. K. S. Poon, J. Scheuer, S. Mookherjae, G. T. Paloczi, Y. Huang, A. Yariv, "Matix analysis of microring coupled-resonator optical waveguides," Opt. Exp. 12, 90-103 (2004).

A. Loayssa, R. Hernández, D. Benito, S. Galech, "Characterization of stimulated Brillouin scattering spectra by use of optical single-sideband modulation," Opt. Lett. 29, 638-640 (2004).

2002 (3)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, Q. Park, "SCISSOR solitons and other novel propagation effects in microresonator-modified waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 722-731 (2002).

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, "‘Slow’ and ‘fast’ in resonator-coupler waveguide," J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629-2636 (2002).

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, Q. Park, "Slow light, induced dispersion, enhanced nonlinearity, and optical solitons in a resonator-array waveguide," Phys. Rev. E 65, 036619 (2002).

2000 (2)

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, A. Dogariu, "Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation," Nature 406, 277-279 (2000).

A. Yariv, "Universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides," Electron. Lett. 36, 321-322 (2000).

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K. Hall, K. Rauschenbach, "All-optical buffering of 40-Gb/s data packets," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 442-444 (1998).

1996 (1)

R. Langenhorst, M. Eiselt, W. Pieper, G. Grobkopf, R. Ludwig, L. Kuller, E. Dietrich, H. G. Weber, "Fiber loop optical buffer," J. Lightw. Technol. 14, 324-335 (1996).

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. Yariv, "Universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides," Electron. Lett. 36, 321-322 (2000).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

K. Hall, K. Rauschenbach, "All-optical buffering of 40-Gb/s data packets," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 442-444 (1998).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

R. Langenhorst, M. Eiselt, W. Pieper, G. Grobkopf, R. Ludwig, L. Kuller, E. Dietrich, H. G. Weber, "Fiber loop optical buffer," J. Lightw. Technol. 14, 324-335 (1996).

A. Agrawal, L. Wang, Y. Su, P. Kumar, "All-optical loadable and erasable storage buffer based on parametric nonlinearity in fiber," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2229-2238 (2005).

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, "‘Slow’ and ‘fast’ in resonator-coupler waveguide," J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629-2636 (2002).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, Q. Park, "SCISSOR solitons and other novel propagation effects in microresonator-modified waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 722-731 (2002).

Nat. Phys. (1)

Q. Xu, P. Dong, M. Lipson, "Breaking the delay-bandwidth limit in a photonic structure," Nat. Phys. 3, 406-410 (2007).

Nature (1)

L. J. Wang, A. Kuzmich, A. Dogariu, "Gain-assisted superluminal light propagation," Nature 406, 277-279 (2000).

Opt. Exp. (9)

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, M. Tur, "Extended delay of broadband signals in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow light using synthesized pump chirp," Opt. Exp. 14, 8498-8505 (2006).

S. H. Chin, M. G. Herraez, L. Thevenaz, "Zero-gain slow & fast light propagation in an optical fiber," Opt. Exp. 22, 10684-10692 (2006).

R. Pant, M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, D. J. Gauthier, "Optimal pump profile designs for broadband SBS slow-light systems," Opt. Exp. 16, 2764-2777 (2008).

J. K. S. Poon, J. Scheuer, S. Mookherjae, G. T. Paloczi, Y. Huang, A. Yariv, "Matix analysis of microring coupled-resonator optical waveguides," Opt. Exp. 12, 90-103 (2004).

K. S. Abedin, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in single-mode tellurite glass fiber," Opt. Exp. 14, 11766-11772 (2006).

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herráez, L. Thévenaz, "Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Exp. 13, 82-88 (2005).

K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, K. Hotate, "Gain-assisted superluminal propagation in tellurite glass fiber based on stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Exp. 16, 225-230 (2008).

K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, K. Hotate, M. G. Herráez, L. Thévenaz, "Highly efficient Brillouin slow and fast light using As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber," Opt. Exp. 14, 5860-5865 (2006).

H. N. Yum, M. E. Kim, Y. J. Jang, M. S. Shahriar, "Distortion free pulse delay system using a pair of tunable bandwidth white light cavities," Opt. Exp. 19, 6705-6713 (2011).

Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Switch. Netw. (1)

E. F. Burmeister, D. J. Blumenthal, J. E. Bowers, "A comparison of optical buffering technologies," Opt. Switch. Netw. 5, 10-18 (2008).

Phys. Rev. E (1)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, Q. Park, "Slow light, induced dispersion, enhanced nonlinearity, and optical solitons in a resonator-array waveguide," Phys. Rev. E 65, 036619 (2002).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, A. L. Gaeta, "Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902- (2005).

G. S. Pati, M. Salit, K. Salit, M. S. Shahriar, "Demonstration of a tunable-bandwidth white light interferometer using anomalous dispersion in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 133601- (2007).

Q. Xu, S. Sandhu, M. L. Povinelli, J. Shakya, S. Fan, M. Lipson, "Experimental realization of an on-chip all optical analogue to electromagnetically induced transparency," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 123901- (2006).

Science (1)

Z. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, "Stored light in an optical fiber via stimulated Brillouin scattering," Science 318, 1748-1750 (2007).

Other (1)

H. N. Yum, Y. J. Jang, M. S. Shahriar, “Pulse propagation through a dispersive intracavity medium,” //arxiv.org/abs/1012.4483.

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