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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15836–15841

Silicon photonic tunable optical dispersion compensator

Richard Jones, Jonathan Doylend, Paniz Ebrahimi, Simon Ayotte, Omri Raday, and Oded Cohen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15836-15841 (2007)

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A silicon photonic tunable optical dispersion compensator (TODC) is demonstrated based on a series of 5 thermally tunable Mach-Zehnder interferometers. The TODC has a 2.8mm×5.0 mm foot-print with continuously tunable dispersion from 0ps/nm to 2000ps/nm with a low tuning power of 80mW. This TODC is used to extend the reach of a 10Gb/s link from 85km to 150km.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Richard Jones, Jonathan Doylend, Paniz Ebrahimi, Simon Ayotte, Omri Raday, and Oded Cohen, "Silicon photonic tunable optical dispersion compensator," Opt. Express 15, 15836-15841 (2007)

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