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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1440–1442

Optically tunable chromatic dispersion controller with coupled-cavity etalon structure

Xuewen Shu, Kate Sugden, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 1440-1442 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001440


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a novel optically tunable dynamic dispersion-compensation device with coupled-cavity etalon structure. Experimentally, it was achieved with an all-fiber coupled-cavity etalon made in an Er/Yb codoped fiber pumped by a 980-nm laser diode. The dispersion was tuned from -300 to +400 ps/nm in the experiment. The potential advantages of such optically tunable dispersion compensators include fast response time and remotely controllable operation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Xuewen Shu, Kate Sugden, and Ian Bennion, "Optically tunable chromatic dispersion controller with coupled-cavity etalon structure," Opt. Lett. 30, 1440-1442 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-12-1440


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