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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12090–12095

Novel complex gratings with third-order group-delay variations for tunable pure dispersion slope compensation

Xuewen Shu, Elena Turitsyna, Kate Sugden, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12090-12095 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012090


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Abstract

We present a novel tunable dispersion compensator that can provide pure slope compensation. The approach uses two specially designed complex fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with reversely varied third-order group delay curves to generate the dispersion slope. The slope can be changed by adjusting the relative wavelength positions of the two FBGs. Several design examples of such complex gratings are presented and discussed. Experimentally, we achieve a dispersion slope tuning range of +/-650ps/nm2 with >0.9nm usable bandwidth.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2008
Published: July 28, 2008

Citation
Xuewen Shu, Elena Turitsyna, Kate Sugden, and Ian Bennion, "Novel complex gratings with third-order group-delay variations for tunable pure dispersion slope compensation," Opt. Express 16, 12090-12095 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-12090


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