We demonstrate a new apodization technique for an elliptic-core two-mode fiber acousto-optic tunable filter based on controlling the acoustic polarization. The intensity of the sidelobes in the filter spectrum was reduced by almost 6 dB using this apodization technique.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
H. C. Park, H. S. Park, and B. Y. Kim, " Apodization of an Elliptic-Core Two-Mode Fiber Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OFC4.
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