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Designing coupled-resonator optical waveguide delay lines

Poon, Joyce K. S. and Scheuer, Jacob and Xu, Yong and Yariv, Amnon (2004) Designing coupled-resonator optical waveguide delay lines. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 21 (9). pp. 1665-1673. ISSN 0740-3224.

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We address the trade-offs among delay, loss, and bandwidth in the design of coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) delay lines. We begin by showing the convergence of the transfer matrix, tight-binding, and time domain formalisms in the theoretical analysis of CROWs. From the analytical formalisms we obtain simple, analytical expressions for the achievable delay, loss, bandwidth, and a figure of merit to be used to compare delay line performance. We compare CROW delay lines composed of ring resonators, toroid resonators, Fabry-Perot resonators, and photonic crystal defect cavities based on recent experimental results reported in the literature.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Optical Society of America Received December 18, 2003; revised manuscript received April 15, 2004; accepted April 30, 2004 J. Poon thanks K. J. Vahala, G. T. Paloczi, and W. W. Ng for fruitful discussions. She is grateful for the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The financial support of Hughes Research Laboratories, the National Science Foundation, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is gratefully acknowledged.
Subject Keywords:Integrated optics devices; optical resonators; Optical waveguides
Issue or Number:9
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