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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6289–6298

Tunable double-cavity solid-spaced bandpass filter

Johan Floriot, Fabien Lemarchand, and Michel Lequime  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6289-6298 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.006289


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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce the principle and demonstrate the feasibility of a tunable multiple-cavity solid-spaced bandpass filter for WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) applications, which uses a vernier effect since the two cavities have different thermal sensitivities. A set of specific wavelengths can be addressed in the whole C-Band by using temperature changes less than 100°C. This result corresponds to a gain factor in sensitivity about 5 with respect to alternative standard thin-film configurations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

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History
Original Manuscript: October 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Citation
Johan Floriot, Fabien Lemarchand, and Michel Lequime, "Tunable double-cavity solid-spaced bandpass filter," Opt. Express 12, 6289-6298 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-25-6289


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