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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2013
  • pp: 3234–3240

Characterization of mirror-based modulation-averaging structures

Tin Komljenovic, Dubravko Babić, and Zvonimir Sipus  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 14, pp. 3234-3240 (2013)

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Modulation-averaging reflectors have recently been proposed as a means for improving the link margin in self-seeded wavelength-division multiplexing in passive optical networks. In this work, we describe simple methods for determining key parameters of such structures and use them to predict their averaging efficiency. We characterize several reflectors built by arraying fiber-Bragg gratings along a segment of an optical fiber and show very good agreement between experiments and theoretical models.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2013
Published: May 3, 2013

Tin Komljenovic, Dubravko Babić, and Zvonimir Sipus, "Characterization of mirror-based modulation-averaging structures," Appl. Opt. 52, 3234-3240 (2013)

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