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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2005
  • pp: 4375–4383

Stitch error effect on group-delay ripple for long chirped fiber Bragg gratings

Ingemar Petermann and Sten Helmfrid  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 20, pp. 4375-4383 (2005)

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Different sources of stitch errors are identified and simulated in a 200 mm long chirped grating. In each case, the effect on the group-delay ripple and transmission spectrum is investigated. The anticipated response in a typical 10 Gbit/s transmission system is specifically considered. From the simulations, it is clear that information about error source and magnitude can be gained directly from the transmission spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2005
Published: July 10, 2005

Ingemar Petermann and Sten Helmfrid, "Stitch error effect on group-delay ripple for long chirped fiber Bragg gratings," Appl. Opt. 44, 4375-4383 (2005)

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