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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: C13–C24

Three-dimensional simulation of diffraction and absorption losses in all-fiber multilayer filters

Jean Bittebierre  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 13, pp. C13-C24 (2008)

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A rigorous modal three-dimensional calculation method is used to analyze the diffraction and absorption losses in Fabry–Perot (FP) multilayer interferential filters between both single-mode input and output fibers. With an ordinary personal computer, this method affords accurate calculation of the absorption losses and the diffraction into the cladding modes of both fibers as well as the reflectance into the input fiber. The calculation results show that absorption losses and diffraction are troublesome for high-finesse FP filters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(350.2450) Other areas of optics : Filters, absorption

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2007
Published: October 24, 2007

Jean Bittebierre, "Three-dimensional simulation of diffraction and absorption losses in all-fiber multilayer filters," Appl. Opt. 47, C13-C24 (2008)

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