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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26525–26534

Wide-bandwidth continuously tunable optical delay line using silicon microring resonators

Jaime Cardenas, Mark A. Foster, Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, Carl B. Poitras, Hugo L. R. Lira, Beibei Zhang, Alexander L. Gaeta, Jacob B. Khurgin, Paul Morton, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26525-26534 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026525


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Abstract

We demonstrate a distortion free tunable optical delay as long as 135 ps with a 10 GHz bandwidth using thermally tuned silicon microring resonators in the novel balanced configuration. The device is simple, easy to control and compact measuring only 30 µm wide by 250 µm long.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2010
Published: December 2, 2010

Citation
Jaime Cardenas, Mark A. Foster, Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, Carl B. Poitras, Hugo L. R. Lira, Beibei Zhang, Alexander L. Gaeta, Jacob B. Khurgin, Paul Morton, and Michal Lipson, "Wide-bandwidth continuously tunable optical delay line using silicon microring resonators," Opt. Express 18, 26525-26534 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26525


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