We evaluate the use of edge-illuminated holographic Bragg filters formed in phenanthrenequinone-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) for optical-code-division multiple-access (OCDMA) coding and decoding applications. Experimental cascaded Bragg filters are formed to select two different wavelengths with a fixed distance between the gratings and are directly coupled to a fiber-measurement system. The configuration and tolerances of the cascaded gratings are shown to be practical for time-wavelength OCDMA applications.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Raymond K. Kostuk, Wendi Maeda, Chia-Hung Chen, Ivan Djordjevic, and Bane Vasic, "Cascaded holographic polymer reflection grating filters for optical-code-division multiple-access applications," Appl. Opt. 44, 7581-7586 (2005)