Abstract

We investigate theoretically the delay performance of Brillouin slow light employing a broadband pump with a rectangular spectrum. Analytical expression of delayed Gaussian pulse amplitude is deduced with the second-order gain nonuniformity and the stimulated-Brillouin scattering-induced third-order dispersion effects involved. Calculated results show that the Gaussian pulse with full-width at half maximum of 200ps is delayed by 80ps with little pulse broadening in a single-stage Brillouin slow-light medium, and the time delay is extended to multi-hundred ps with low distortion in a cascaded Brillouin slow-light system. Comparing the analytical results with the numerical ones, we confirm that the pulse distortion is mainly attributed to the large third-order dispersion introduced by stimulated-Brillouin scattering.

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Errata

Zhiyao Zhang, Xiaojun Zhou, Rui Liang, and Shenghui Shi, "Influence of third-order dispersion on delay performance in broadband Brillouin slow light: erratum," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1279-1279 (2010)
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2009

2008

A. E. Willner, B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. S. Yan, and I. Fazal, “Optical signal processing using tunable delay elements based on slow light,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 691-705 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, and K. Hotate, “Gain-assisted superluminal propagation in tellurite glass fiber based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 16, 225-230 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Pant, M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, and D. J. Gauthier, “Optimal pump profile designs for broadband SBS slow-light systems,” Opt. Express 16, 2764-2777 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Sakamoto, T. Yamamoto, K. Shiraki, and T. Kurashima, “Low distortion slow light in flat Brillouin gain spectrum by using optical frequency comb,” Opt. Express 16, 8026-8032 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schneider, R. Henker, K. U. Lauterbach, and M. Junker, “Distortion reduction in slow light systems based on stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 16, 8280-8285 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schnerder, “Time delay limits of stimulated-Brillouin-scattering-based slow light systems,” Opt. Lett. 33, 1398-1400 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Chin, M. G. Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, “Self-advanced fast light propagation in an optical fiber based on Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 16, 12181-12189 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. C. Granado, O. G. Calderón, S. Melle, and D. J. Gauthier, “Observation of 10-Gb/s SBS slow light delay with low distortion using an optimized gain profile,” Opt. Express 16, 16032-16042 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

A. Zadok, O. Raz, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Optically controlled low-distortion delay of GHz-wide radio-frequency signals using slow light in fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 462-464 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, and Y. X. Xia, “Delay of broadband signals using slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase-modulated pump,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 619-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Y. Yu, T. Luo, L. Zhang, and A. E. Willner, “Data pulse distortion induced by a slow-light tunable delay line in optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 32, 20-22 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Z. W. Lu, Y. K. Dong, and Q. Li, “Slow light in multi-line Brillouin gain spectrum,” Opt. Express 15, 1871-1877 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Zhang, L. S. Yan, I. Fazal, L. Zhang, A. E. Willner, Z. M. Zhu, and D. J. Gauthier, “Slow light on Gbit/s differential-phase-shift-keying signals,” Opt. Express 15, 1878-1883 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. M. Zhu, A. M. C. Dawes, D. J. Gauthier, L. Zhang, and A. E. Willner, “Broadband SBS slow light in an optical fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 201-206 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Jáuregui, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Brillouin assisted slow-light enhancement via Fabry-Perot cavity effects,” Opt. Express 15, 5126-5135 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. S. Yan, I. Fazal, J. Y. Yang, and A. E. Willner, “Countinuously tunable, bit-rate variable OTDM using broadband SBS slow-light delay line,” Opt. Express 15, 8317-8322 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schneider, R. Henker, K. U. Lauterbach, and M. Junker, “Comparison of delay enhancement mechanisms for SBS-based slow light systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9606-9613 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chin, M. G. Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, “Simple technique to achieve fast light in gain regime using Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 15, 10814-10821 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. L. Yi, Y. Jaouën, W. S. Hu, Y. K. Su, and S. Bigo, “Improved slow-light performance of 10 Gb/s NRZ, PSBT, and DPSK signals in fiber broadband SBS,” Opt. Express 15, 16972-16979 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

2005

1987

N. A. Olsson, and J. P. Van Der Ziel, “Characteristics of a semiconductor laser pumped Brillouin amplifier with electronically controlled bandwidth,” J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 147-153 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Abedin, K. S.

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Academic Press, 2007), pp. 62-65.

Ammann, M. J.

Bigelow, M. S.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902-1-153902-4 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bigo, S.

Boyd, R. W.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902-1-153902-4 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, Y. Okawachi, J. E. Sharping, A. L. Gaeta, R. W. Boyd, and A. E. Willner, “Numerical study of all-optical slow-light delays via stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2378-2384 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Calderón, O. G.

Chin, S.

Dawes, A. M. C.

Dong, Y. K.

Eyal, A.

A. Zadok, O. Raz, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Optically controlled low-distortion delay of GHz-wide radio-frequency signals using slow light in fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 462-464 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Extended delay of broadband signals in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow light using synthesized pump chirp,” Opt. Express 14, 8498-8505 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fazal, I.

Gaeta, A. L.

Z. M. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, Y. Okawachi, J. E. Sharping, A. L. Gaeta, R. W. Boyd, and A. E. Willner, “Numerical study of all-optical slow-light delays via stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2378-2384 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902-1-153902-4 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gauthier, D. J.

Granado, E. C.

Henker, R.

Herráez, M. G.

Hotate, K.

Hu, W. S.

L. L. Yi, Y. Jaouën, W. S. Hu, Y. K. Su, and S. Bigo, “Improved slow-light performance of 10 Gb/s NRZ, PSBT, and DPSK signals in fiber broadband SBS,” Opt. Express 15, 16972-16979 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, and Y. X. Xia, “Delay of broadband signals using slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase-modulated pump,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 619-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Jaouën, Y.

Jáuregui, C.

Junker, M.

Khurgin, J. B.

Kurashima, T.

Lauterbach, K. U.

Li, Q.

Lu, Z. W.

Luo, T.

Melle, S.

Neifeld, M. A.

Okawachi, Y.

Z. M. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, Y. Okawachi, J. E. Sharping, A. L. Gaeta, R. W. Boyd, and A. E. Willner, “Numerical study of all-optical slow-light delays via stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2378-2384 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902-1-153902-4 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Olsson, N. A.

N. A. Olsson, and J. P. Van Der Ziel, “Characteristics of a semiconductor laser pumped Brillouin amplifier with electronically controlled bandwidth,” J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 147-153 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Pant, R.

Petropoulos, P.

Preußler, S.

Raz, O.

A. Zadok, O. Raz, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Optically controlled low-distortion delay of GHz-wide radio-frequency signals using slow light in fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 462-464 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Sakamoto, T.

Schneider, T.

Schnerder, T.

Schwarzbacher, A. T.

Schweinsberg, A.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902-1-153902-4 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sharping, J. E.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. M. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, “Tunable all-optical delays via Brillouin slow light in an optical fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902-1-153902-4 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhu, D. J. Gauthier, Y. Okawachi, J. E. Sharping, A. L. Gaeta, R. W. Boyd, and A. E. Willner, “Numerical study of all-optical slow-light delays via stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2378-2384 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shiraki, K.

Song, K. Y.

Stenner, M. D.

Su, Y. K.

Thévenaz, L.

Tur, M.

A. Zadok, O. Raz, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Optically controlled low-distortion delay of GHz-wide radio-frequency signals using slow light in fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 462-464 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Extended delay of broadband signals in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow light using synthesized pump chirp,” Opt. Express 14, 8498-8505 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Van Der Ziel, J. P.

N. A. Olsson, and J. P. Van Der Ziel, “Characteristics of a semiconductor laser pumped Brillouin amplifier with electronically controlled bandwidth,” J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 147-153 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wiatrek, A.

Willner, A. E.

Xia, Y. X.

L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, and Y. X. Xia, “Delay of broadband signals using slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase-modulated pump,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 619-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, T.

Yan, L. S.

Yang, J. Y.

Yi, L. L.

L. L. Yi, Y. Jaouën, W. S. Hu, Y. K. Su, and S. Bigo, “Improved slow-light performance of 10 Gb/s NRZ, PSBT, and DPSK signals in fiber broadband SBS,” Opt. Express 15, 16972-16979 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, and Y. X. Xia, “Delay of broadband signals using slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase-modulated pump,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 619-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yu, C. Y.

Zadok, A.

A. Zadok, O. Raz, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Optically controlled low-distortion delay of GHz-wide radio-frequency signals using slow light in fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 462-464 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Extended delay of broadband signals in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow light using synthesized pump chirp,” Opt. Express 14, 8498-8505 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhan, L.

L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, and Y. X. Xia, “Delay of broadband signals using slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase-modulated pump,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 619-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, B.

Zhang, L.

Zhu, Z. M.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

M. G. Herráez, K. Y. Song, and L. Thévenaz, “Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113-1-081113-3 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

T. Schneider, M. Junker, K. U. Lauterbach, and R. Henker, “Distortion reduction in cascaded slow light delays,” Electron. Lett. 42, 1110-1111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

A. E. Willner, B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. S. Yan, and I. Fazal, “Optical signal processing using tunable delay elements based on slow light,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 691-705 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.

A. Zadok, O. Raz, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Optically controlled low-distortion delay of GHz-wide radio-frequency signals using slow light in fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 462-464 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. L. Yi, L. Zhan, W. S. Hu, and Y. X. Xia, “Delay of broadband signals using slow light in stimulated Brillouin scattering with phase-modulated pump,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 19, 619-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

N. A. Olsson, and J. P. Van Der Ziel, “Characteristics of a semiconductor laser pumped Brillouin amplifier with electronically controlled bandwidth,” J. Lightwave Technol. 5, 147-153 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhu, A. M. C. Dawes, D. J. Gauthier, L. Zhang, and A. E. Willner, “Broadband SBS slow light in an optical fiber,” J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 201-206 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, Z. M. Zhu, A. M. C. Dawes, and D. J. Gauthier, “Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay,” Opt. Express 13, 9995-10002 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. G. Herráez, K. Y. Song, and L. Thévenaz, “Arbitrary-bandwidth Brillouin slow light in optical fibers,” Opt. Express 14, 1395-1400 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Y. Song, K. S. Abedin, K. Hotate, M. G. Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, “Highly efficient Brillouin slow and fast light using As2Se3 chalcogenide fiber,” Opt. Express 14, 5860-5865 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Zadok, A. Eyal, and M. Tur, “Extended delay of broadband signals in stimulated Brillouin scattering slow light using synthesized pump chirp,” Opt. Express 14, 8498-8505 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chin, M. G. Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, “Zero-gain slow and fast light propagation in an optical fiber,” Opt. Express 14, 10684-10692 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schneider, M. Junker, and K. U. Lauterbach, “Potential ultra wide slow-light bandwidth enhancement,” Opt. Express 14, 11082-11087 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, “Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 13, 82-88 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Jáuregui, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Brillouin assisted slow-light enhancement via Fabry-Perot cavity effects,” Opt. Express 15, 5126-5135 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. S. Yan, I. Fazal, J. Y. Yang, and A. E. Willner, “Countinuously tunable, bit-rate variable OTDM using broadband SBS slow-light delay line,” Opt. Express 15, 8317-8322 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schneider, R. Henker, K. U. Lauterbach, and M. Junker, “Comparison of delay enhancement mechanisms for SBS-based slow light systems,” Opt. Express 15, 9606-9613 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chin, M. G. Herráez, and L. Thévenaz, “Simple technique to achieve fast light in gain regime using Brillouin scattering,” Opt. Express 15, 10814-10821 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Gain exponent and additional phase shift for a broadband pump with a rectangular spectrum.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated (a) pulse-width broadening ratio, (b) time delay, and (c) power gain for the input signal pulse with various FWHMs in a single-stage Brillouin slow-light system.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Configuration of a cascaded broadband Brillouin slow-light system. VOA, variable optical attenuator.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated (a) pulse-width broadening ratio, and (b) time delay for the 200       ps (FWHM) signal pulse in a cascaded broadband Brillouin slow-light system.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output signal pulse profile in the cascaded broadband Brillouin slow-light system when N is equal to (a) 6, (b) 12, and (c) 18.

Equations (21)

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A ̃ s ( L ) = A ̃ s ( 0 ) exp [ α L 2 + g 0 L eff 2 + I p ( ω p ) 1 i 2 ( ω ω p + Ω B ) Γ B d ω p ] ,
I p ( ω p ) = { I 0 δ ω p | ω p ω p 0 | δ ω p 2 0 | ω p ω p 0 | > δ ω p 2 } , ,
A ̃ s ( L ) = A ̃ s ( 0 ) exp [ α L 2 + i p ( Δ ω ) + g ( Δ ω ) ] ,
p ( Δ ω ) = G Γ B 8 δ ω p ln [ 1 + 4 ( Δ ω + δ ω p 2 ) 2 Γ B 2 1 + 4 ( Δ ω δ ω p 2 ) 2 Γ B 2 ] ,
g ( Δ ω ) = G Γ B 4 δ ω p { arctan [ 2 ( Δ ω + δ ω p 2 ) Γ B ] arctan [ 2 ( Δ ω δ ω p 2 ) Γ B ] } ,
p ( Δ ω ) = G Γ B Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 Δ ω + 4 G Γ B ( δ ω p 2 3 Γ B 2 ) 3 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 3 Δ ω 3 ,
g ( Δ ω ) = G Γ B 2 δ ω p arctan ( δ ω p Γ B ) 2 G Γ B 2 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 Δ ω 2 .
A s ( 0 ) = A 0 exp ( t 2 2 t 0 2 ) ,
A ̃ s ( 0 ) = 2 π t 0 2 A 0 exp ( t 0 2 Δ ω 2 2 ) ,
A s ( L ) = A 0 exp [ α L 2 + G Γ B 2 δ ω p arctan ( δ ω p Γ B ) ] 1 + 4 G Γ B 2 t 0 2 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 exp { ( t G Γ B Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 2 t 0 2 [ 1 + 4 G Γ B 2 t 0 2 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 ] } .
G SBS = 10 log { exp [ α L + G Γ B δ ω p arctan ( δ ω p Γ B ) ] 1 + 16 ln 2 G Γ B 2 τ in 2 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 } ,
T d = G Γ B Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ,
B = 1 + 16 ln 2 G Γ B 2 τ in 2 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 .
T d ( Rec ) = ( B 2 1 ) τ in 2 δ ω p 2 16 ln 2 Γ B 0.0902 ( B 2 1 ) τ in 2 δ ω p 2 Γ B ,
T d ( Mono ) = ( B 2 1 ) τ in 2 Γ B 16 ln 2 0.0902 ( B 2 1 ) τ in 2 Γ B 2 Γ B ,
T d ( Gau ) = ( B 2 1 ) τ in 2 δ ω p 2 8 ln 2 π Γ B 0.0847 ( B 2 1 ) τ in 2 δ ω p 2 Γ B ,
A s ( L ) = D exp [ 2 k 3 b 3 ( T G Γ B Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 3 k b 6 ] A i [ k b 3 ( T G Γ B Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) k b 4 ] ,
D = 2 π t 0 2 A 0 exp [ α L 2 + G Γ B 2 δ ω p arctan ( δ ω p Γ B ) ] k b ,
k = t 0 2 2 + 2 G Γ B 2 ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 2 ,
b = [ 4 G Γ B ( δ ω p 2 3 Γ B 2 ) ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 3 k 3 ] 1 3 .
β 3 = 8 G Γ B ( δ ω p 2 3 Γ B 2 ) L ( Γ B 2 + δ ω p 2 ) 3 .

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