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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 304–312

Dispersion control with use of long-period fiber gratings

D. B. Stegall and T. Erdogan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 304-312 (2000)

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Chirped long-period fiber gratings are analyzed for management of dispersion in optical fiber communications systems. A ray model is used to derive simple analytic expressions that describe the transmission, chromatic delay, and dispersion properties of chirped long-period fiber gratings. A numerical model based on coupled-mode theory is used to verify the accuracy of the analytic expressions and explore design issues of the chirped long-period grating. With certain reasonable restrictions, chirped long-period gratings are found to be a viable and desirable alternative to existing dispersion compensation techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics

Original Manuscript: May 6, 1999
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 1999
Published: February 1, 2000

D. B. Stegall and T. Erdogan, "Dispersion control with use of long-period fiber gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 304-312 (2000)

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