Abstract

We demonstrate all-optically tunable delays in optical fiber via a dispersive stage and two stages of nonlinear spectral broadening and filtering. With this scheme, we achieve continuously tunable delays of 3.5-ps pulses and advancements over a total range of more than 1200 pulsewidths. Our technique is applicable to a wide range of pulse durations and delays.

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2006

Y. Okawachi, M. A. Foster, J. E. Sharping, A. L. Gaeta, Q. Xu, and M. Lipson, "All-optical slow-light on a photonic chip," Opt. Express 14, 2317-2322 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Oda and A. Maruta, "All-optical tunable delay line based on soliton self-frequency shift and filtering broadened spectrum due to self-phase modulation," Optics Express 14, 7895-7902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

K. S. Abedin, "Ultrafast pulse retiming by cross-phase modulation in an anomalous-dispersion polarization-maintaining fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 2979-2981 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, J. van Howe, C. Xu, Y. Wang, A. E. Willner, and A. L. Gaeta, "All-optical, wavelength and bandwidth preserving, pulse delay based on parametric wavelength conversion and dispersion," Opt. Express 13, 7872-7877 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Wang, C. Yu, L. Yan, A. E. Willner, R. Roussev, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, "Continuously-tunable dispersionless 44-ns optical delay element using a two-pump PPLN, DCF, and a dispersion compensator," in Proc. ECOC ’05, Glasgow, Scotland,  4, 793-794 (2005).

J. van Howe, C. Xu, "Ultrafast optical delay line using soliton propagation between a time-prism pair," Opt. Express 13, 1138-1143 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Choi, J. Na, S. Y. Ryu, G. Mudhana, and B. H. Lee, "All-fiber variable optical delay line for applications in optical coherence tomography: feasibility study for a novel delay line," Opt. Express 13, 1334-1345 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. van der Poel, J. Mørk, and J. Hvam, "Controllable delay of ultrashort pulses in a quantum dot optical amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 8032-8037 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. 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 (2005).
[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]

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, "Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 6092-6098 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. G. Ta’eed, M. Shokooh-Saremi, L. Fu, D. J. Moss, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, B. J. Eggleton, Y. Ruan, and B. Luther-Davies, "Integrated all-optical pulse regenerator in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 2900-2902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Z. Dashti, C. S. Kim, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, "Demonstration of a novel all-fiber bandpass acousto-optic tunable filter," in Proc. OFC ’05, Anaheim, USA,  6, OFC2 (2005).

2004

2003

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Shimizu, G. Kalogerakis, K. Wong, M. Marhic, and L. Kazovsky, "Timing jitter and amplitude noise reduction by a chirped pulsed-pump fiber OPA," in Proc. OFC ’03, Anaheim, USA,  1, 197-198 (2003).

1999

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, "Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas," Nature 397, 594-598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

P. V. Mamyshev, "All-optical data regeneration based on self-phase modulation effect," in Proc. ECOC ‘98, Madrid, Spain,  1, 475-476 (1998).

1997

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, "True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1529-1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

L. Zucchelli, M. Burzio, and P. Gambini, "New solutions for optical packet delineation and synchronization in optical packet switched networks," in Proc. ECOC ’96, Oslo, Norway,  3, 301-304 (1996).

Abedin, K. S.

Behroozi, C. H.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, "Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas," Nature 397, 594-598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bigelow, M. S.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. 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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blows, J. L.

Boyd, R. W.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. 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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burzio, M.

L. Zucchelli, M. Burzio, and P. Gambini, "New solutions for optical packet delineation and synchronization in optical packet switched networks," in Proc. ECOC ’96, Oslo, Norway,  3, 301-304 (1996).

Chang, S. W.

Chang-Hasnain, C. J.

Choi, E.

Chuang, S. L.

Corral, J. L.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, "True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1529-1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dashti, P. Z.

P. Z. Dashti, C. S. Kim, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, "Demonstration of a novel all-fiber bandpass acousto-optic tunable filter," in Proc. OFC ’05, Anaheim, USA,  6, OFC2 (2005).

Dutton, Z.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, "Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas," Nature 397, 594-598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

Fejer, M. M.

Y. Wang, C. Yu, L. Yan, A. E. Willner, R. Roussev, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, "Continuously-tunable dispersionless 44-ns optical delay element using a two-pump PPLN, DCF, and a dispersion compensator," in Proc. ECOC ’05, Glasgow, Scotland,  4, 793-794 (2005).

Foster, M. A.

Fry, E. S.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fu, L.

Fuster, J. M.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, "True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1529-1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, A. L.

Gambini, P.

L. Zucchelli, M. Burzio, and P. Gambini, "New solutions for optical packet delineation and synchronization in optical packet switched networks," in Proc. ECOC ’96, Oslo, Norway,  3, 301-304 (1996).

Gauthier, D. J.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. 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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Harris, S. E.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, "Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas," Nature 397, 594-598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hau, L. V.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, "Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas," Nature 397, 594-598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Herráez, M. G.

Hollberg, L.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hvam, J.

Kalogerakis, G.

K. Shimizu, G. Kalogerakis, K. Wong, M. Marhic, and L. Kazovsky, "Timing jitter and amplitude noise reduction by a chirped pulsed-pump fiber OPA," in Proc. OFC ’03, Anaheim, USA,  1, 197-198 (2003).

Kash, M. M.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kazovsky, L.

K. Shimizu, G. Kalogerakis, K. Wong, M. Marhic, and L. Kazovsky, "Timing jitter and amplitude noise reduction by a chirped pulsed-pump fiber OPA," in Proc. OFC ’03, Anaheim, USA,  1, 197-198 (2003).

Kim, C. S.

P. Z. Dashti, C. S. Kim, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, "Demonstration of a novel all-fiber bandpass acousto-optic tunable filter," in Proc. OFC ’05, Anaheim, USA,  6, OFC2 (2005).

Ku, P. C.

Laming, R. I.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, "True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1529-1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Langrock, C.

Y. Wang, C. Yu, L. Yan, A. E. Willner, R. Roussev, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, "Continuously-tunable dispersionless 44-ns optical delay element using a two-pump PPLN, DCF, and a dispersion compensator," in Proc. ECOC ’05, Glasgow, Scotland,  4, 793-794 (2005).

Lee, B. H.

Lee, H. P.

P. Z. Dashti, C. S. Kim, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, "Demonstration of a novel all-fiber bandpass acousto-optic tunable filter," in Proc. OFC ’05, Anaheim, USA,  6, OFC2 (2005).

Lepeshkin, N. N.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Observation of ultraslow light propagation in a ruby crystal at room temperature," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 113903 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, Q.

P. Z. Dashti, C. S. Kim, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, "Demonstration of a novel all-fiber bandpass acousto-optic tunable filter," in Proc. OFC ’05, Anaheim, USA,  6, OFC2 (2005).

Li, T.

Lipson, M.

Littler, I. C. M.

Lukin, M. D.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

Mamyshev, P. V.

P. V. Mamyshev, "All-optical data regeneration based on self-phase modulation effect," in Proc. ECOC ‘98, Madrid, Spain,  1, 475-476 (1998).

Marhic, M.

K. Shimizu, G. Kalogerakis, K. Wong, M. Marhic, and L. Kazovsky, "Timing jitter and amplitude noise reduction by a chirped pulsed-pump fiber OPA," in Proc. OFC ’03, Anaheim, USA,  1, 197-198 (2003).

Marti, J.

J. L. Corral, J. Marti, J. M. Fuster, and R. I. Laming, "True time-delay scheme for feeding optically controlled phased-array antennas using chirped-fiber gratings," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1529-1531 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Maruta, A.

S. Oda and A. Maruta, "All-optical tunable delay line based on soliton self-frequency shift and filtering broadened spectrum due to self-phase modulation," Optics Express 14, 7895-7902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mok, J. T.

Mørk, J.

Moss, D. J.

Mudhana, G.

Na, J.

Oda, S.

S. Oda and A. Maruta, "All-optical tunable delay line based on soliton self-frequency shift and filtering broadened spectrum due to self-phase modulation," Optics Express 14, 7895-7902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okawachi, Y.

Palinginis, P.

Rochette, M.

Rostovtsev, Y.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Roussev, R.

Y. Wang, C. Yu, L. Yan, A. E. Willner, R. Roussev, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, "Continuously-tunable dispersionless 44-ns optical delay element using a two-pump PPLN, DCF, and a dispersion compensator," in Proc. ECOC ’05, Glasgow, Scotland,  4, 793-794 (2005).

Ruan, Y.

Ryu, S. Y.

Sautenkov, V. A.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Schweinsberg, A.

Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. 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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scully, M. O.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sedgwick, F.

Sharping, J. E.

Shimizu, K.

K. Shimizu, G. Kalogerakis, K. Wong, M. Marhic, and L. Kazovsky, "Timing jitter and amplitude noise reduction by a chirped pulsed-pump fiber OPA," in Proc. OFC ’03, Anaheim, USA,  1, 197-198 (2003).

Shokooh-Saremi, M.

Song, K. Y.

Ta’eed, V. G.

Thévenaz, L.

van der Poel, M.

van Howe, J.

Wang, H.

Wang, Y.

Y. Wang, C. Yu, L. Yan, A. E. Willner, R. Roussev, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, "Continuously-tunable dispersionless 44-ns optical delay element using a two-pump PPLN, DCF, and a dispersion compensator," in Proc. ECOC ’05, Glasgow, Scotland,  4, 793-794 (2005).

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, J. van Howe, C. Xu, Y. Wang, A. E. Willner, and A. L. Gaeta, "All-optical, wavelength and bandwidth preserving, pulse delay based on parametric wavelength conversion and dispersion," Opt. Express 13, 7872-7877 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Welch, G. R.

M. M. Kash, V. A. Sautenkov, A. S. Zibrov, L. Hollberg, G. R. Welch, M. D. Lukin, Y. Rostovtsev, E. S. Fry, and M. O. Scully, "Ultraslow group velocity and enhanced nonlinear optical effects in a coherently driven hot atomic gas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 5229-5232 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Willner, A. E.

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, J. van Howe, C. Xu, Y. Wang, A. E. Willner, and A. L. Gaeta, "All-optical, wavelength and bandwidth preserving, pulse delay based on parametric wavelength conversion and dispersion," Opt. Express 13, 7872-7877 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the self-phase-modulation pulse-delay generator. The schematic shows the original pulse (dashed) and the delayed pulse (solid). The top and bottom set of plots show the pulse position and spectrum, respectively, at various stages in scheme. The pulse is spectrally broadened and filtered in the first stage, sent into a dispersive medium to generate the delay in the second stage, and again broadened and filtered to return to the original wavelength in the third stage. HNLF, highly nonlinear fiber; DCM, dispersion compensating module.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Measured spectrum of signal pulse at the input (dashed) and output (solid) of 1-km long highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental setup for generating tunable optical delays. OPO, optical parametric oscillator; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; HNLF, highly nonlinear fiber; EDFA, Erbium-doped fiber amplifier; DCM, dispersion compensating module; Det, detector; DAQ, data acquisition.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Filtered spectrum after passing through the tunable bandpass filter tuned to different center wavelengths.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experimental results of pulse-delay generator. (a) Normalized oscilloscope traces of the pulses through the system for various wavelength settings of the tunable bandpass filter. The reference trace when the tunable bandpass filter is tuned to 1535 nm is shown in black. (b) Delay as a function of the center wavelength of the tunable bandpass filter.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Measured spectrum of signal pulse at the input (dashed) and output (solid) of the pulsedelay generator.

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