Spectral hole burning in erbium-doped fibers for slow light



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Melle Hernández, Sonia and Gómez Calderón, Óscar and Antón Revilla, Miguel Ángel and Carreño Sánchez, Fernando and Egatz-Gómez, Ana (2012) Spectral hole burning in erbium-doped fibers for slow light. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 29 (8). pp. 2189-2198. ISSN 0740-3224

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.002189


The homogeneous linewidth of the transition I15/24−I13/24 in highly doped erbium fibers and its dependence with temperature in the range from 10 to 50 K are experimentally characterized using spectral hole burning. The homogeneous linewidth dependence with temperature is quadratic above 20 K where homogeneous broadening is dominated by two-phonon Raman processes, and linear at lower temperatures where direct phonon processes occur. This characteristic power-law dependence was also derived from transmittance measurements. The solution of nonlinear field equations using the results obtained from our experiments predicts that Gaussian probe pulses propagate at subluminal speed through the narrow spectral holes burned in erbium-doped fibers. For gigahertz pulses in the telecommunication window, a fractional delay as high as 0.6 is predicted.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nonlinear optics; Fibers; Erbium-doped fibers; Spectral hole; Slow light;
Subjects:Medical sciences > Optics > Optical fibers and communication
Medical sciences > Optics > Nonlinear optics
ID Code:47755
Deposited On:28 May 2018 08:44
Last Modified:31 May 2018 07:16

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