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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2010
  • pp: 333–339

Ultralong continuously tunable parametric delays via a cascading discrete stage

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


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 333-339 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.000333


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Abstract

We report experimental demonstration of an all-optical continuously tunable delay line based on parametric mixing with a total delay range of 7.34 μs. The bit-error rate performance of the delay line was characterized for a 10-Gb/s NRZ data channel. This result is enabled by cascading a discrete delay line that consists of 16 wavelength-dependent delays and a continuously tunable delay stage. Four wavelength conversion stages based on four-wave mixing in silicon waveguides were performed in order to achieve wavelength-preserving operation. The wavelength-optimized optical phase conjugation scheme employed in the delay line is capable of minimizing the residual dispersion for the entire tuning range.

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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: September 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Citation
Yitang Dai, Yoshitomo Okawachi, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Chris Xu, "Ultralong continuously tunable parametric delays via a cascading discrete stage," Opt. Express 18, 333-339 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-1-333


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