We report a novel architecture for the design of DWDM comb filters based on planar echelle gratings. Two 100-GHz-period comb filters were realized yielding Gaussian and flat-top spectral responses with high extinction ratios.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
S. Bidnyk, A. Balakrishnan, M. Gao, P. A. Krug, M. Pearson, B. Sayavong, and A. Delâge, "Planar echelle grating DWDM comb filters," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuL2.
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