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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 25 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 3359–3364

Polarization-independent all-fiber multiwavelength-switchable filter based on a polarization-diversity loop configuration

Yong Wook Lee, Kyung Jun Han, Byoungho Lee, and Jaehoon Jung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 25, pp. 3359-3364 (2003)

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In this paper a polarization-independent all-fiber multiwavelength-switchable filter based on a polarization-diversity loop configuration is newly proposed. The proposed apparatus consists of a polarization beam splitter, high birefringence fibers, and polarization controllers. Our theoretical analysis shows that the apparatus exhibits unique feature which allows it to operate as a polarization-independent multiwavelength periodic filter with a good channel isolation and to make its channel wavelength switchable by varying effective birefringence of the polarization-diversity loop through the proper adjustment of the polarization controllers contained within the loop. Theoretical prediction was experimentally verified.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

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Original Manuscript: November 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2003
Published: December 15, 2003

Yong Lee, Kyung Han, Byoungho Lee, and Jaehoon Jung, "Polarization-independent all-fiber multiwavelength-switchable filter based on a polarization-diversity loop configuration," Opt. Express 11, 3359-3364 (2003)

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