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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2482–2488

Misalignment Limits for a Singlemode–Multimode–Singlemode Fiber-Based Edge Filter

Agus Muhamad Hatta, Gerald Farrell, Pengfei Wang, Ginu Rajan, and Yuliya Semenova

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 13, pp. 2482-2488 (2009)

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Misalignment effects on the spectral characteristics of edge filters based on singlemode–multimode–singlemode (SMS) fibre structures are investigated numerically and experimentally. A modal propagation analysis is used with a set of guided modes calculated using the finite-difference method to determine the transmission loss of the SMS-based edge filters. A limit for the tolerable misalignment of the SMS fiber-based edge filter is proposed, beyond which the spectral performance of the SMS structure degrades unacceptably. The numerical results are verified experimentally with good agreement.

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Agus Muhamad Hatta, Gerald Farrell, Pengfei Wang, Ginu Rajan, and Yuliya Semenova, "Misalignment Limits for a Singlemode–Multimode–Singlemode Fiber-Based Edge Filter," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 2482-2488 (2009)

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