Patent Number: 7,711,219

Title: Thermally tunable optical dispersion compensation devices

Abstract: Thermally tunable optical dispersion compensation (ODC) devices are disclosed. In one aspect, an ODC device may include multiple Gires-Tournois (G-T) etalons. The etalons may be optically coupled together. The etalons may compensate for optical dispersion by collectively delaying light. At least one of the G-T etalons may have a temperature dependent partial reflector. The ODC device may also include at least one thermal device to change the temperature of the G-T etalon having the temperature dependent partial reflector. Methods of making and using the ODC devices are also disclosed, as well as various systems including the ODC devices.

Inventors: McDonald; Mark (Milpitas, CA), Daiber; Andrew (Emerald Hills, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G02B 6/26 (20060101); G02B 6/10 (20060101); G02B 6/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018