The design philosophy leading to a high-yield GFF solution in a challenging design contest is described. Emphasis is placed on the approach used to control its sensitivity to simulated deposition errors. GFFs are key components in WDM applications and fiber optics telecommunications.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
P. G. Verly, " Design of a robust thin-film based gain flattening filter," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), paper WD8.
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