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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 523–525

Fine tuning of conversion/dispersion based optical delays with a 1 pm tunable laser using cascaded acousto-optic mixing

S. R. Nuccio, O. F. Yilmaz, X. Wu, and A. E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 523-525 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000523


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Abstract

We demonstrate a technique for fine tuning of optical delays using cascaded acousto-optic modulators to improve the delay resolution by 5 orders of magnitude compared to a 1 pm tunable laser. A 256 ns delay with < 0.5   ps resolution is shown for 40 Gbits/s return-to-zero on–off keying with no added penalty.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.1060) Fourier optics and signal processing : Acousto-optical signal processing
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2009
Published: February 9, 2010

Citation
S. R. Nuccio, O. F. Yilmaz, X. Wu, and A. E. Willner, "Fine tuning of conversion/dispersion based optical delays with a 1 pm tunable laser using cascaded acousto-optic mixing," Opt. Lett. 35, 523-525 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-4-523

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