2 February 2009 Dispersion-free slow light pulse and its functionalities
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This paper reports two advances in a slow light device consisting of chirped photonic crystal slab coupled waveguide on SOI substrate. One is concerning the delay-bandwidth product, indicating the buffering capacity of the device. We experimentally evaluated a record high value of 57 (a 40 ps delay and a 1.4 THz bandwidth). We also observed a few picosecond wide optical pulse transmission in the cross-correlation measurement. Regarding the pulse as a signal and considering the broadening of the pulse width due to the imperfect dispersion compensation in the device, storage of more than 12 signal bits was confirmed. The other is a widerange tuning of the pulse delay. We propose a technique for externally controlling the chirping to permit variable delay. We demonstrate tuning of the pulse delay up to 23 ps, maintaining the average pulse width to be 3.3 ps. It corresponds to the tunable time shift of 8 bits and a ~7 mm extension of the free space length.
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T. Baba, T. Baba, H. Sasaki, H. Sasaki, J. Adachi, J. Adachi, T. Kawasaki, T. Kawasaki, D. Mori, D. Mori, } "Dispersion-free slow light pulse and its functionalities", Proc. SPIE 7226, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, 722604 (2 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816332; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816332
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