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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2001
  • pp: 5028–5033

Bicorn filters with strong and broad rejection for single-mode waveguides

Jean Bittebierre and Basile Lazaridès  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 28, pp. 5028-5033 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005028


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Abstract

The design of hybrid and pure grating filters with two passbands (bicorn) is explained. The limitations on their performance due to temperature fluctuations and fabrication difficulties are considered. We show that hybrid bicorns with a 500-nm-broad 20-dB rejection band and a 10-pm FWHM with 300-pm peak separation are conceivable. They are useful for telecommunication applications. In addition, these filters are shorter than 1 mm and thus well adapted to micro-optics and integrated optics.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2001
Published: October 1, 2001

Citation
Jean Bittebierre and Basile Lazaridès, "Bicorn filters with strong and broad rejection for single-mode waveguides," Appl. Opt. 40, 5028-5033 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-28-5028


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