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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1441–1443

Continuously tunable 22 ns delay for wideband optical signals using a parametric delay-dispersion tuner

Takayuki Kurosu and Shu Namiki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1441-1443 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001441


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Abstract

We present a concept of parametric delay-dispersion tuner (PDDT) that is capable of the continuous tuning of delay and dispersion for wideband optical signals in a simultaneous and independent manner. We experimentally demonstrate a tunable delay of 22 ns for 2.6 ps return-to-zero optical signals without distortion and error-free transmissions at 43 gigabits per second. We show that PDDT has a bandwidth of 0.9 THz , resulting in the delay-bandwidth product of 20,000 , and exhibits an excellent performance in terms of stability and reproducibility.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2009
Published: April 29, 2009

Citation
Takayuki Kurosu and Shu Namiki, "Continuously tunable 22 ns delay for wideband optical signals using a parametric delay-dispersion tuner," Opt. Lett. 34, 1441-1443 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1441


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