Publications [#246409] of Daniel J Gauthier

Papers Published
  1. Juarez, AA; Vilaseca, R; Zhu, Z; Gauthier, DJ, Room-temperature spectral hole burning in an engineered inhomogeneously broadened resonance., Optics Letters, vol. 33 no. 20 (October, 2008), pp. 2374-2376(Selected to appear in the Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, Volume 7, Issue 11, November 2008.) [18923627] .

    We observe spectral hole burning in a room-temperature optical fiber pumped by a spectrally broadened pump beam. This beam drives the stimulated Brillouin process, creating an inhomogeneously broadened resonance in the material whose shape can be engineered by tailoring the beam's spectrum. A monochromatic saturating beam "burns" a narrow spectral hole that is approximately 10(4) times narrower than the inhomogeneous width of the resonance. This research paves the way toward agile optical information processing and storage using standard telecommunication components.