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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2778–2780

Adiabatically tunable optical delay lines and their performance limitations

Jacob Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2778-2780 (2005)

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A simple tunable optical delay line based on adiabatic zone folding in coupled resonator lines is proposed, and its performance is analyzed. The results, valid for all adiabatically tunable optical buffers based on resonators, indicate that, while at low to medium bit rates the performance is improved substantially compared with that of the fixed delay lines, this improvement vanishes for high bit rates and large storage capacities.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Jacob Khurgin, "Adiabatically tunable optical delay lines and their performance limitations," Opt. Lett. 30, 2778-2780 (2005)

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