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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7004–7010

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

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 9, pp. 7004-7010 (2009)

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We demonstrate continuously tunable optical delays as large as 1.1 μs range for 10 Gb/s NRZ optical signals based on four-wave mixing (FWM) process in silicon waveguide. The large delay range is made possible by a novel wavelength-optimized optical phase conjugation scheme, which allows for tunable dispersion compensation to minimize the residual group-velocity dispersion (GVD) for the entire tuning range.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2009
Published: April 13, 2009

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," Opt. Express 17, 7004-7010 (2009)

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