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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 189–197

Simple model of errors in chirped fiber gratings

M. R. Matthews, J. Porque, C. D. Hoyle, M. J. Vos, and T. L. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 189-197 (2004)

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A simple etalon based model is presented to show the origin of the wavelength-dependent ripples in the group delay and phase, and in the intensity of optical signals reflected from chirped fiber gratings. The simplicity of the model allows intuitive understanding of the effects, and quantitative predictions. We derive accurate scaling laws that allow the experimenter to make quantitative connections between the grating writing process parameters and grating performance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2003
Published: January 12, 2004

Michael Matthews, J. Porque, C. Hoyle, M. Vos, and T. Smith, "Simple model of errors in chirped fiber gratings," Opt. Express 12, 189-197 (2004)

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