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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15584–15594

Broadband high-channel-count phase-only sampled fiber Bragg gratings based on spectral Talbot effect

Yuling Lu, Xiaojun Zhu, Chinhua Wang, and Guiju Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15584-15594 (2008)

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A novel method of generating broadband high-count-channel optical filters in phase-only sampled fiber Bragg grating based on spectral Talbot effect is presented. Integer and/or fractional Talbot effects are examined using both Dammann and multi-level discrete phase-only sampling function. It is found that very high-count channels in a wide spectral band that covers the whole C band can be obtained with very limited number of discrete phase transitions in each sampling period. It provides a novel method for making high-channel-count FBG filters that is otherwise difficult or impossible using conventional discrete phase-only sampled FBGs.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2008
Published: September 18, 2008

Yuling Lu, Xiaojun Zhu, Chinhua Wang, and Guiju Zhang, "Broadband high-channel-count phase-only sampled fiber Bragg gratings based on spectral Talbot effect," Opt. Express 16, 15584-15594 (2008)

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