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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3055–3061

Generalized design process for fiber-bend-loss-based edge filters for a wavelength measurement system

Pengfei Wang, Gerald Farrell, and Yuliya Semenova  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 16, pp. 3055-3061 (2009)

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We investigate and present a generalized methodology for the design of a fiber-bend-loss-based edge filter, starting with the task of evaluating and selecting suitable fibers and then considering the design of a fiber-bending-loss edge filter. As an example to illustrate the methodology, a Corning SMF28e fiber with a 900 μm diameter is selected and two sample edge filters are designed for experimental verification. The designed edge filters are compact, easy to fabricate, meet target spectral specifications, and show low polarization-dependent loss, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed methodology for fiber- bend-loss-based edge filter design.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2009
Published: May 22, 2009

Pengfei Wang, Gerald Farrell, and Yuliya Semenova, "Generalized design process for fiber-bend-loss-based edge filters for a wavelength measurement system," Appl. Opt. 48, 3055-3061 (2009)

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