A tunable optical dispersion compensator that uses cascaded arrayed-waveguide gratings and an integrated phase shifter is reported. It is a catoptric circuit but does not require a circulator. The dispersion is successfully controlled from +142 to +1148 ps/nm. Error-free transmission is confirmed after dispersion compensation in a transmission experiment using 43 Gbps CSRZ-DQPSK modulation.
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Yuichiro Ikuma, Takayuki Mizuno, Hiroshi Takahashi, and Hiroyuki Tsuda, "Circulator-Free Reflection-Type Tunable Optical Dispersion Compensator Using Tandem Arrayed-Waveguide Gratings," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 2447-2453 (2011)