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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2004
  • pp: 3145–3150

One-wavelength tuning method for a tunable optical filter based on a cascaded polarization interference filter

Zong-fu Hu, Cheng-wu An, Ming-hui Hong, Yong-fong Lu, and Chong-tow Chong  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 15, pp. 3145-3150 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.003145


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Abstract

A one-wavelength tuning method is proposed to solve the tuning difficulty in a tunable optical filter based on cascaded cells. This method ensures that the optical path difference variation of all of the cells for the tuning is less than one wavelength and lowers the relative tuning accuracy requirement. Simulations show that different cells have different cross talk and loss deterioration when they undergo an error in optical path difference between the O-ray and the E-ray. An optimal error ratio in each cell is obtained. Under the error ratio, the deterioration from the random error in every cell is further simulated.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2004
Published: May 20, 2004

Citation
Zong-fu Hu, Cheng-wu An, Ming-hui Hong, Yong-fong Lu, and Chong-tow Chong, "One-wavelength tuning method for a tunable optical filter based on a cascaded polarization interference filter," Appl. Opt. 43, 3145-3150 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-15-3145


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