SBS gain-based slow-light system with a Fabry-Perot resonator

Myungjun Lee, Ravi Pant, Michael D. Stenner, Mark A. Neifeld

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We present a method to improve the delay performance of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) gain systems by combining them with Fabry-Perot (FP) filters under practical resource and data-fidelity constraints. We optimize the delay performance of four different systems: a single-line gain system (G1-system) combined with one FP filter (G1F1-system) and two FP filters (G1F2-system) and a double-line gain system (G2-system) combined with one FP filter (G2F1-system) and two FP filters (G2F2-system). We show that combining the gain-based slow-light system with FP filters can create a flat-top transmission spectrum and increases the phase slope. The G1F2-system provides a fractional delay 2.3 times that of the G1-system, whereas a G2F2-system improves the fractional delay 1.82 times that of the G2-system at a given bit rate under the same resource and data-fidelity constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2975-2984
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2008


  • Fabry-Perot resonator
  • Group delay
  • Slow-light
  • Stimulated Brillouin scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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