Patent Number: 6,804,057

Title: Various methods and apparatuses for a tunable chromatic dispersion compensator

Abstract: Various methods, apparatuses, and systems in which a chromatic dispersion compensation module includes a beam spatial orientation device to separate an optical signal into a first polarized light signal and a second polarized light signal. The second polarized light signal has the posited polarization of the first polarized signal. A wavelength-dependant delay path couples to the beam spatial orientation device. A polarization rotator couples to the wavelength-dependant delay path such that the first polarized light signal reflects into the wavelength-dependant delay path in substantially the opposite direction of the second polarized light signal.

Inventors: Vakoc; Ben (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: Novera Optics, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 6/27 (20060101); G02B 6/34 (20060101); G02B 005/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12016