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  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2005
  • pp: 7789–7792

Study of transmission response of edge filters employed in wavelength measurements

Qian Wang, Gerald Farrell, and Thomas Freir  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 36, pp. 7789-7792 (2005)

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The ratiometric wavelength-measurement system is modeled and an optimal design of transmission response of the employed edge filter is demonstrated in the context of a limited signal-to-noise ratio of the signal source. The corresponding experimental investigation is presented. The impact of the limited signal-to-noise ratio of the signal source on determining the optimal transmission response of edge filters for a wavelength-measurement application is shown theoretically and experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2005
Published: December 20, 2005

Qian Wang, Gerald Farrell, and Thomas Freir, "Study of transmission response of edge filters employed in wavelength measurements," Appl. Opt. 44, 7789-7792 (2005)

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