Maximizing the opening of eye diagrams for slow-light systems

Ravi Pant, Michael D. Stenner, Mark A. Neifeld, Zhimin Shi, Robert W. Boyd, Daniel J. Gauthier

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We present a data-fidelity metric for quantifying distortion in slow-light optical pulse delay devices. We demonstrate the utility of this metric by applying it to the performance optimization of gain-based slow-light delay systems for Gaussian and super-Gaussian pulses. Symmetric Lorentzian double-line and triple-line gain systems are optimized and achieve maximum delay of 1.5 and 1.7 times the single-line gain system delay, respectively. The resulting double-line gain system design is qualitatively similar to the double-line gain system designed with a previous metric, but is tuned specifically to constrain data fidelity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6513-6519
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Issue number26
StatePublished - Sep 10 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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