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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1346–1350

Digitally tunable optical filter based on DWDM thin film filters and semiconductor optical amplifiers

Xinwan Li, Jianping Chen, Guiling Wu, and Ailun Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1346-1350 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001346


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel digitally tunable optical filter, which is based on dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) thin film filters and semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA). It has the advantages of fast tuning speed, large tuning range, good temperature stability, simple control mechanism. It is also scalable without bringing additional insertion loss. The passband wavelengths are in consistency with those suggested by ITUT.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2004
Published: February 21, 2005

Citation
Xinwan Li, Jianping Chen, Guiling Wu, and Ailun Ye, "Digitally tunable optical filter based on DWDM thin film filters and semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Express 13, 1346-1350 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-4-1346


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