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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12022–12027

Large tunable optical delays via self-phase modulation and dispersion

Yoshitomo Okawachi, Jay E. Sharping, Chris Xu, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12022-12027 (2006)

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We demonstrate all-optically tunable delays in optical fiber via a dispersive stage and two stages of nonlinear spectral broadening and filtering. With this scheme, we achieve continuously tunable delays of 3.5-ps pulses and advancements over a total range of more than 1200 pulsewidths. Our technique is applicable to a wide range of pulse durations and delays.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Yoshitomo Okawachi, Jay E. Sharping, Chris Xu, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Large tunable optical delays via self-phase modulation and dispersion," Opt. Express 14, 12022-12027 (2006)

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