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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2921–2925

Influence of fiber manufacturing tolerances on the spectral response of a bend loss based all-fiber edge filter

Pengfei Wang, Gerald Farrell, Yuliya Semenova, and Ginu Rajan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 16, pp. 2921-2925 (2008)

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It is shown that manufacturing tolerances of the fiber parameters bend radius and numerical aperture (NA) significantly influence the fiber bend loss performance and spectral response of a fiber based edge filter. A theoretical model, validated by experimental results, is used to determine the changes in key spectral parameters for an edge filter, resulting from changes within their manufacturing tolerance range, for both the bend radius and NA. Finally, it is shown that bend-radius tuning during fabrication of such filters is a means of mitigating the effect of manufacturing variations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2008
Published: May 21, 2008

Pengfei Wang, Gerald Farrell, Yuliya Semenova, and Ginu Rajan, "Influence of fiber manufacturing tolerances on the spectral response of a bend loss based all-fiber edge filter," Appl. Opt. 47, 2921-2925 (2008)

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