OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 332–344

Temperature-compensated, highly accurate wavelength-tunable filters for photonic networks

Etsu Hashimoto and Yoshitada Katagiri  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 332-344 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JON.4.000332


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (584 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A temperature compensation technique is proposed and demonstrated for highly accurate control of the transmission wavelength of wavelength-tunable optical bandpass filters. The technique calculates wavelength error, which is caused by transient variations of the operating temperature of filter modules, by use of the theory of thermal conduction and controls the filter with an appropriate offset according to the calculated value to maintain a constant transmission wavelength. A disk-shaped wavelength-tunable filter based on a mechanical tuning mechanism is demonstrated to confirm the validity of the technique. For the filter, the transmission wavelength is controlled to an accuracy of 0.01 nm against drastic temperature variations whose maximal change rate reaches 2.5 °C∕min in the range of 20-50 °C. A filter controlled with this technique has the potential to provide high-performance channel selectors for wavelength-division-multiplex-based photonic networks, and its feasibility is confirmed by transmission experiments at 2.5 Gbit/s.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments

ToC Category:
RESEARCH PAPERS

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2004
Published: May 27, 2005

Citation
Etsu Hashimoto and Yoshitada Katagiri, "Temperature-compensated, highly accurate wavelength-tunable filters for photonic networks," J. Opt. Netw. 4, 332-344 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-4-6-332


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. K. Sato, S. Okamoto, and H. Hadama, "Network performance and integrity enhancement with optical path layer technologies," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 12, 159-170 (1994).
  2. M. Tokuhisa, Y. Chiba, H. Miwa, and S. Nogami, "Path design in photonic MPLS networks," NTT Tech. Rev. 14, 63-68 (2002).
  3. K. Shimano, A. Sahara, K. Noguchi, M. Koga, Y. Takigawa, and K. Sato, "Fast restoration on network control plane established through photonic MPLS routers," IEICE Jpn. Trans. Commun. E86-B, 1522-1529 (2003).
  4. C. A. Brackett, "Dense wavelength division multiplexing networks: principles and applications," IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. 8, 948-964 (1990).
  5. M. S. Goodman, "Multiwavelength networks and new approaches to packet switching," IEEE Commun. Mag. 27, 27-35 (1989).
  6. B. C. Collings, M. L. Mitchell, L. Boivin, and W. H. Knox, "A 1021 channel WDM system," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 906-908 (2000).
  7. M. Shirasaki, "Virtually-imaged phase-array for WDM filters," Proc. SPIE 2918, 80-91 (1997).
  8. Y. Kokubun, S. Yoneda, and S. Matsuura, "Athermal narrow-band optical filter at 1.55 μm wavelength by silica-based athermal waveguide," IEICE Trans. Electron. E81-C, 1187-1194 (1998).
  9. A. Sakamoto, T. Matano, and H. Takeuchi, "Ceramic substrate with negative thermal expansion for athermalization of fiber Bragg gratings," IEICE Trans. Electron. E81-C, 1141-1145 (1998).
  10. H. J. Patrick, B. M. Wright, A. D. Greenblatt, Z. J. Homrighaus, and E. J. Friebele, "Athermal fibre cavity etalon for ultra-high-sensitivity strain sensing," IEE Electron. Lett. 35, 920-921 (1999).
  11. F. Koyama, T. Amano, N. Furukawa, N. Nishiyama, M. Arai, and K. Iga, "Micromachined semiconductor vertical cavity for temperature insensitive surface emitting lasers and optical filters," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 1542-1545 (2000).
  12. Y. Katagiri, Y. Tachikawa, K. Aida, S. Nagaoka, and F. Ohira, "Synchro-scanned rotating tunable optical disk filter for wavelength discrimination," IEEE J. Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 400-402 (1998).
  13. Y. Katagiri, K. Aida, Y. Tachikawa, S. Nagaoka, H. Abe, and F. Ohira, "Thermal stability in wavelength discrimination using synchro-scanned optical disk filter," Electron. Lett. 34, 1515-1516 (1998).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited