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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 918–920

Increasing the delay-time–bandwidth product for microring resonator structures by varying the optical ring resonances

Zhenshan Yang and J. E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 918-920 (2007)

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We propose a scheme to increase the delay-time–bandwidth product for a periodic microring resonator structure in slowing or stopping light. The idea is based on the existence of a low group velocity and low dispersion region close to a band edge near a ring resonance. By putting different frequency components on resonance with different rings, one can drastically slow down the light without inducing large additional dispersive distortion.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Zhenshan Yang and J. E. Sipe, "Increasing the delay-time-bandwidth product for microring resonator structures by varying the optical ring resonances," Opt. Lett. 32, 918-920 (2007)

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