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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2007
  • pp: 4728–4735

Numerical analysis of a high-resolution fast tunable filter based on an intracavity Bragg grating

David Bitauld, Isabelle Zaquine, Alain Maruani, and Robert Frey  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 21, pp. 4728-4735 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.004728


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Abstract

A fast tunable filtering technique is proposed associating a diffraction grating with an intracavity Bragg grating. The bandwidth and the tuning range of this filter can be easily adapted by changing the diffraction grating's orientation, or its period, and its response is uniform over the whole tuning range. A numerical simulation of the filter response to a Gaussian beam has been developed, and it fits the experimental results allowing a calculation of the performances that could be obtained with more specific elements. For example, using a commercial acousto-optic deflector would allow a separation of 500 frequencies. It would then be possible to have a tuning range of 100   nm with a bandwidth of 0.2 nm for optical telecommunications.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2007
Published: July 6, 2007

Citation
David Bitauld, Isabelle Zaquine, Alain Maruani, and Robert Frey, "Numerical analysis of a high-resolution fast tunable filter based on an intracavity Bragg grating," Appl. Opt. 46, 4728-4735 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-21-4728


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