Publications [#246445] of Daniel J Gauthier

Papers Published
  1. Stenner, MD; Neifeld, MA; Zhu, Z; Dawes, AMC; Gauthier, DJ, Distortion management in slow-light pulse delay, Optics express, vol. 13 no. 25 (2005), pp. 9995-10002 [pdf], [doi] .

    We describe a methodology to maximize slow-light pulse delay subject to a constraint on the allowable pulse distortion. We show that optimizing over a larger number of physical variables can increase the distortion-constrained delay. We demonstrate these concepts by comparing the optimum slow-light pulse delay achievable using a single Lorentzian gain line with that achievable using a pair of closely-spaced gain lines. We predict that distortion management using a gain doublet can provide approximately a factor of 2 increase in slow-light pulse delay as compared with the optimum single-line delay. Experimental results employing Brillouin gain in optical fiber confirm our theoretical predictions. © 2005 Optical Society of America.