We propose a novel concept of optical delay lines where the tunable delay can be achieved by controlling the inter-resonator gap sizes in circuits of optically coupled microspheres.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
V. N. Astratov, A. V. Kanaev, S. P. Ashili, J. P. Franchak, and W. Cai, " Optical Delay Lines Formed by Circuits of Spherical Cavities with Coupled Whispering Gallery Modes," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper IThD2.