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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1195–1197

Tunable dispersion compensation by a rotating cylindrical lens

Michael E. Durst, Demirhan Kobat, and Chris Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 8, pp. 1195-1197 (2009)

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We present a technique for tunable dispersion compensation that is low cost, high speed, and has a large tuning range. By rotating a cylindrical lens at the Fourier plane of a folded 4f grating pair system, the group-velocity dispersion can be tuned over a range greater than 10 5 fs 2 , sufficient for compensating the dispersion of several meters of optical fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2009
Published: April 7, 2009

Michael E. Durst, Demirhan Kobat, and Chris Xu, "Tunable dispersion compensation by a rotating cylindrical lens," Opt. Lett. 34, 1195-1197 (2009)

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