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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2007
  • pp: 133–135

Dispersion and loss limitations on the performance of optical delay lines based on coupled resonant structures

Jacob B Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 133-135 (2007)

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The relative importance of group-velocity dispersion and loss-induced distortion in limiting the performance of optical delay lines based on coupled resonator structures is investigated. It is shown that for the current state of the quality of fabrication both factors play roughly comparable roles for bit rates of 2.5 40 Gbits s and that as the storage capacity grows, the relative weight of loss-imposed limitation increases.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2006
Published: December 23, 2006

Jacob B Khurgin, "Dispersion and loss limitations on the performance of optical delay lines based on coupled resonant structures," Opt. Lett. 32, 133-135 (2007)

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