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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 5140–5146

Narrowband optical filters suitable for various applications in optical communications

Ghafar Darvish, M. K. Moravvej-Farshi, Abbas Zarifkar, and Kamyar Saghafi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 28, pp. 5140-5146 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.005140


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Abstract

We propose three types of narrowband optical filters based on a Fox–Smith resonator. We demonstrate that by choosing the appropriate combination of coating materials on each prism facet, one can design either a high reflectance or a high transmittance optical filter, suitable for low bit rate optical communication applications with International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) standards. We also show the possibility of designing an optical filter having a desirable finite reflectance/transmittance ratio with simultaneous peaks at ITU-T standard wavelengths. Such filters could be suitable for wavelength tuning applications.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2008
Published: September 24, 2008

Citation
Ghafar Darvish, M. K. Moravvej-Farshi, Abbas Zarifkar, and Kamyar Saghafi, "Narrowband optical filters suitable for various applications in optical communications," Appl. Opt. 47, 5140-5146 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-28-5140


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