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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16760–16766

A novel kind of programmable 3n feed-forward optical fiber true delay line based on SOA

Xinwan Li, Limei Peng, Songbo Wang, Young-Chon Kim, and Jianping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16760-16766 (2007)

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A new kind of 3n feed-forward programmable optical fiber true delay line was proposed. Theoretical analysis was presented on its delay performance and expandability. Experimental demonstration was given to show the implementation of such delay lines using SOAs and Farady rotation mirrors. Delay step as small as 0.5 ps with precision of about 0.03 ps was achieved. Measurement was performed to verify the feasibility and results are given.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2007
Published: December 3, 2007

Xinwan Li, Limei Peng, Songbo Wang, Young-Chon Kim, and Jianping Chen, "A novel kind of programmable 3n feed-forward optical fiber true delay line based on SOA," Opt. Express 15, 16760-16766 (2007)

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