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Tapered waveguide for broad-band WDM optical dispersion compensation
Author(s): Francois Baribeau; Dominique Brichard; B. Dareys; Vincent Delisle; Michel A. Duguay; U. Langbein; J.-F. Leclerc; Udo E. Trutschel
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Paper Abstract

Mode conversion is used in a large refractive index difference tapered planar waveguide structure in order to obtain high negative dispersion (-1.5 to -200 ps/nm- cm) over 0.5 to 100 nm bandwidths. Light injected into a top silica core as a fast ARROW mode adiabatically converts into a slow conventional high-order mode of an underlying tapered silicon layer. The large differential velocity between the `redder' and the `bluer' spectral components of a pulse leads to dispersion compensation. Tailoring the profile of the silicon taper can compensate for higher-order dispersion in fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328771
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Francois Baribeau, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Dominique Brichard, Univ. Laval (Canada)
B. Dareys, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Vincent Delisle, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel A. Duguay, Univ. Laval (Canada)
U. Langbein, Univ. Laval (Canada)
J.-F. Leclerc, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Udo E. Trutschel, Univ. Laval (Canada)


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1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications

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