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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16029–16031

1 μs tunable delay using parametric mixing and optical phase conjugation in Si waveguides: reply

Yitang Dai, Xianpei Chen, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark. A. Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16029-16031 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.016029


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Abstract

We address the primary claim in the Comment by N. Alic et al. that our scheme for generating 1-μs tunable delays via Si-based waveguides in [Opt. Express 17, 7004-7010 (2009)] cannot support wavelength transparency by showing experimentally that the addition of a third conversion stage to reconvert to the input wavelength has minimal effect on the performance of our delay scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2009
Published: August 25, 2009

Citation
Yitang Dai, Xianpei Chen, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark. A. Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Chris Xu, "1 μs tunable delay using parametric mixing and optical phase conjugation in Si waveguides: reply," Opt. Express 17, 16029-16031 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-16029


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