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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 153–158

Optimization algorithm for ultrabroadband multichannel aperiodic fiber Bragg grating filters

J. Bland-Hawthorn, A. Buryak, and K. Kolossovski  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 153-158 (2008)

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We consider an approach to designing complex multichannel filters for ultrabroadband applications. In contrast to earlier approaches that are restricted to specific problems, our generalized method can be applied to any conceivable fiber Bragg grating (FBG) multichannel design. Our method accomodates hundreds of filter channels that are spaced unevenly in wavelength, with variable widths, depths, and shapes. We demonstrate the power of the method for an FBG design with 150 narrow channels over the region 1400 1800 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2007
Published: December 17, 2007

J. Bland-Hawthorn, A. Buryak, and K. Kolossovski, "Optimization algorithm for ultrabroadband multichannel aperiodic fiber Bragg grating filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 153-158 (2008)

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