Abstract

We demonstrate tunable all-optical pulse compression and stretching via doublet Brillouin gain lines in an optical fiber. Tunable pulse compression or a stretching ratio of 1.47–0.43 accompanying a time delay is achieved by controlling the separation between two gain lines, for an input pulse train with a 40ns width and a repetition rate of 5MHz, in a 4km silica fiber with a fixed pump power of 88.1mW. The limitation of this pulse compressor or stretcher is also discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Zero-broadening and pulse compression slow light in an optical fiber at high pulse delays

Thomas Schneider, Andrzeij Wiatreck, and Ronny Henker
Opt. Express 16(20) 15617-15622 (2008)

Low distortion Brillouin slow light in optical fibers using AM modulation

Aldo Minardo, Romeo Bernini, and Luigi Zeni
Opt. Express 14(13) 5866-5876 (2006)

Slow light in multi-line Brillouin gain spectrum

Zhiwei Lu, Yongkang Dong, and Qiang Li
Opt. Express 15(4) 1871-1877 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription