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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 3092–3096

Design of a robust thin-film interference filter for erbium-doped fiber amplifier gain equalization

Pierre G. Verly  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 16, pp. 3092-3096 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.003092


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Abstract

Gain-flattening filters (GFFs) are key wavelength division multiplexing components in fiber-optics telecommunications. Challenging issues in the design of thin-film GFFs were recently the subject of a contest organized at the 2001 Conference on Optical Interference Coatings. The interest and main difficulty of the proposed problem was to minimize the sensitivity of a GFF to simulated fabrication errors. A high-yield solution and its design philosophy are described. The approach used to control the filter robustness is explained and illustrated by numerical results.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2002
Published: June 1, 2002

Citation
Pierre G. Verly, "Design of a robust thin-film interference filter for erbium-doped fiber amplifier gain equalization," Appl. Opt. 41, 3092-3096 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-16-3092

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