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Highly scalable serial-parallel optical delay line

Baby, Varghese and Wang, Bing C. and Xu, Lei and Glesk, Ivan and Prucnal, Paul R. (2003) Highly scalable serial-parallel optical delay line. Optics Communications, 218 (4-6). pp. 235-242. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

We present a complete analysis of the operation of an ultra-fast tunable parallel optical delay line. Based on our analysis, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a generalized serial–parallel delay line structure, which provides better scalability with respect to the number of timeslots. The delay line uses one electro-optic modulator and an all-fiber delay lattice. We also present a discussion on two important performance measures of this delay line – the tuning speed and the optical power loss.