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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 252–

Optical Half-Band Filters

Kaname Jinguji and Manabu Oguma

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 252- (2000)

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This paper proposes two kinds of novel 2 2 circuit configuration for finite-impulse response (FIR) half-band filters. These configurations can be transformed into each other by a symmetric transformation and their power transmittance is identical. The configurations have only about half the elements of conventional FIR lattice-form filters. We derive a design algorithm for achieving desired power transmittance spectra. We also describe 2 2 circuit configurations for infinite-impulse response (IIR) half-band filters. These configurations are designed to realize arbitrary-order IIR half-band filter characteristics by extending the conventional half-band circuit configuration used in millimeter-wave devices. We discuss their filter characteristics and confirm that they have a power half-band property. We demonstrate design examples including FIR maximally flat half-band filters, an FIR Chebyshev half-band filter, and an IIR elliptic half-band filter.


Kaname Jinguji and Manabu Oguma, "Optical Half-Band Filters," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 252- (2000)

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