Abstract

An optical tunable delay line based on a side-coupled integrated spaced sequence of resonator (SCISSOR) structure in which pairs of resonances are tuned in opposite directions around the signal frequency is proposed and analyzed. It is shown that this balanced SCISSOR design mitigates the deleterious effects of group delay dispersion and provides both wide bandwidth and continuously tunable long delays without distortion.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) SCISSOR tunable delay line. (b) Balanced SCISSOR tunable delay line.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

GD per ring spectra for (a) SCISSOR delay line, (b) up and down shifted SCISSOR delay lines, and (c) balanced SCISSOR delay line. Also shown is a digital optical signal power spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) GD spectra of balanced SCISSOR delay line for different values of detuning Δ ν . (b) Delay per ring as a function of index change.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tunable delay of RF pulses using balanced SCISSOR with 50 rings.

Equations (5)

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tan ( Φ N ) = κ 2   sin ( ω ω r ) τ ( 1 + ρ 2 ) cos ( ω ω r ) τ 2 ρ ,
T d ( ω ) = Φ ( ω ) ω = T d 0 N β 3 ( ω ω r ) 2 + N β 5 ( ω ω r ) 4 + ,
T d ( ω ) = T d 0 N Δ ω 2 [ β 3 β 5 Δ ω 2 ] N [ β 3 6 β 5 Δ ω 2 ] ( ω ω r ) 2 + N [ β 5 15 β 7 Δ ω 2 ] ( ω ω r ) 4 + .
| d T d d Δ ω | Δ ω 0 = 4 3 N β 3 Δ ω 0 = 4 3 6 T d ρ τ 1 ρ ,
Δ T d = 2 3 3 ρ ω τ 1 ρ Δ n n T d .

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