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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12456–12461

Continuously tunable optical buffer with a dual silicon waveguide design

Peter Horak, Will Stewart, and Wei H. Loh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12456-12461 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012456


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Abstract

We propose a design for an optical buffer that comprises two coupled silicon waveguides, which is capable of generating a large continuously tunable change in the propagation delay time. The optical delay can be varied by more than 100% through varying the spacing between the waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(200.4490) Optics in computing : Optical buffers
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2011
Published: June 13, 2011

Citation
Peter Horak, Will Stewart, and Wei H. Loh, "Continuously tunable optical buffer with a dual silicon waveguide design," Opt. Express 19, 12456-12461 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12456


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