We demonstrate a tunable optical dispersion compensator consisting of an arrayed-waveguide grating and a liquid crystal on silicon. We obtained a tuning range of ± 800 ps/nm with a bandwidth of 16 GHz.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2035) Integrated optics : Dispersion compensation devices
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators
K. Seno, K. Suzuki, K. Watanabe, N. Ooba, and S. Mino, "Channel-by-Channel Tunable Optical Dispersion Compensator Consisting of Arrayed-Waveguide Grating and Liquid Crystal on Silicon," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OWP4.
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