Abstract

Brillouin slow light in optical fibers is a promising technique for the development of all-optical buffers to be used in optical routers. The main drawback of this technique up to now has been its narrow bandwidth, normally restricted to 35 MHz in conventional single-mode optical fibers. In this paper we demonstrate experimentally that Brillouin slow light with an arbitrary large bandwidth can be readily obtained in conventional optical fibers using a simple and inexpensive pump spectral broadening technique. In our experiments, we show the delaying of 2.7 ns pulses over slightly more than one pulse length with only some residual broadening (<25%) of the pulse width. We see no limit to extend this technique to the delaying of GHz-bandwidth signals.

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  1. M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Superluminal and slow-light propagation in a room-temperature solid," Science 301, 200-202 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  4. S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]

2005 (13)

S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, "Expect more delays," Nature 433, 811-812 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, K. Y. Song and L. Thevenaz, "Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. C. Ku, F. Sedwigck, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, H. L. Wang, T. Li, S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Slow-light via population pulsation in semiconductor quantum wells," Opt. Lett. 29, 2291-2293 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, "Observation of pulse delaying and advancement in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Opt. Express 13, 82-88 (2005)http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-1-82
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Song, M. G. Herraez, and L. Thevenaz, "Long optically-controlled delays in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, 1782-1784 (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)http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-16-6092.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Dahan and G. Eisenstein, "Tunable all optical delay via slow and fast light propagation in a Raman assisted fiber optical parametric amplifier: a route to all optical buffering," Opt. Express 13, 6234-6249 (2005)http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-16-6234.
[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).http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-20-7872
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, Z. Zhu, A. M. C. Dawes and D. J. Gauthier "Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay," Opt. Express 139995-10002 (2005).http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-25-9995
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Superluminal and slow-light propagation in a room-temperature solid," Science 301, 200-202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, "Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures," Proc. IEEE 91, 1884-1897 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

K. Lee and N. M. Lawandy, "Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 703-705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1968 (1)

M. Denariez and G. Bret, "Investigation of Rayleigh wings and Brillouin stimulated scattering in liquids," Phys. Rev. 171, 160-171 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Bashkansky, M.

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Beadie, G.

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Superluminal and slow-light propagation in a room-temperature solid," Science 301, 200-202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Superluminal and slow-light propagation in a room-temperature solid," Science 301, 200-202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bret, G.

M. Denariez and G. Bret, "Investigation of Rayleigh wings and Brillouin stimulated scattering in liquids," Phys. Rev. 171, 160-171 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Chang, S. W.

Chang-Hasnain, C. J.

P. C. Ku, F. Sedwigck, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, H. L. Wang, T. Li, S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Slow-light via population pulsation in semiconductor quantum wells," Opt. Lett. 29, 2291-2293 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, "Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures," Proc. IEEE 91, 1884-1897 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chuang, S. L.

P. C. Ku, F. Sedwigck, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, H. L. Wang, T. Li, S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Slow-light via population pulsation in semiconductor quantum wells," Opt. Lett. 29, 2291-2293 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, "Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures," Proc. IEEE 91, 1884-1897 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dahan, D.

Dawes, A. M. C.

Denariez, M.

M. Denariez and G. Bret, "Investigation of Rayleigh wings and Brillouin stimulated scattering in liquids," Phys. Rev. 171, 160-171 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Dowling, J. P.

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dutton, Z.

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, "Expect more delays," Nature 433, 811-812 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eisenstein, G.

Fatemi, F. K.

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gaeta, A. L.

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, "Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 6092-6098 (2005)http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-16-6092.
[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).http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-20-7872
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gauthier, D. J.

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, Z. Zhu, A. M. C. Dawes and D. J. Gauthier "Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay," Opt. Express 139995-10002 (2005).http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-25-9995
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ghosh, S.

S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gonzalez-Herraez, M.

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, K. Y. Song and L. Thevenaz, "Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Herraez, M. G.

Kim, J.

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, "Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures," Proc. IEEE 91, 1884-1897 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ku, P. C.

P. C. Ku, F. Sedwigck, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. Palinginis, H. L. Wang, T. Li, S. W. Chang and S. L. Chuang, "Slow-light via population pulsation in semiconductor quantum wells," Opt. Lett. 29, 2291-2293 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, "Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures," Proc. IEEE 91, 1884-1897 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lawandy, N. M.

K. Lee and N. M. Lawandy, "Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 703-705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, K.

K. Lee and N. M. Lawandy, "Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 703-705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lepeshkin, N. N.

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Superluminal and slow-light propagation in a room-temperature solid," Science 301, 200-202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, T.

Mok, J. T.

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, "Expect more delays," Nature 433, 811-812 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Neifeld, M. A.

Okawachi, Y.

Ouzunov, D. G.

S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Palinginis, P.

Reintjes, J.

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rostovtsev, Y. V.

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Scully, M. O.

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sedwigck, F.

Sharping, J. E.

J. E. Sharping, Y. Okawachi, and A. L. Gaeta, "Wide bandwidth slow light using a Raman fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 6092-6098 (2005)http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-16-6092.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (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).http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-20-7872
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Song, K. Y.

Steiner, M.

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Stenner, M. D.

Sun, Q.

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Thevenaz, L.

van Howe, J.

Wang, H. L.

Wang, Y.

Willner, A. E.

Xu, C.

Zhu, Z.

Zhu, Z. M.

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zubairy, M. S.

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

K. Lee and N. M. Lawandy, "Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 703-705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Gonzalez-Herraez, K. Y. Song and L. Thevenaz, "Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering," Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 081113 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

J. T. Mok and B. J. Eggleton, "Expect more delays," Nature 433, 811-812 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. (1)

M. Denariez and G. Bret, "Investigation of Rayleigh wings and Brillouin stimulated scattering in liquids," Phys. Rev. 171, 160-171 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (2)

M. Bashkansky, G. Beadie, Z. Dutton, F. K. Fatemi, J. Reintjes and M. Steiner "Slow light dynamics of large bandwidth pulses in warm rubidium vapor," Phys. Rev. A 72, 033819 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Q. Sun, Y. V. Rostovtsev, J. P. Dowling, M. O. Scully and M. S. Zubairy "Optically-controlled delays for broadband pulses," Phys. Rev. A 72031802 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

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 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Ghosh, J. E. Sharping, D. G. Ouzunov, and A. L. Gaeta, "Resonant optical interactions with molecules confined in photonic band-gap fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. IEEE (1)

C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, J. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, "Variable optical buffer using slow light in semiconductor nanostructures," Proc. IEEE 91, 1884-1897 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

M. S. Bigelow, N. N. Lepeshkin, and R. W. Boyd, "Superluminal and slow-light propagation in a room-temperature solid," Science 301, 200-202 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Experimental setup. DFB, distributed feedback laser diode; VOA, variable optical attenuator; EOM, electro-optic modulator; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

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Pump-probe beating spectrum as recorded in the electrical spectrum analyzer

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulse waveforms at the fiber output for different gain values.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Delay as a function of the gain achieved in the fiber.

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