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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 20067–20072

Noise filtering in a multi-channel system using a tunable liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber

Martin Nordal Petersen, Lara Scolari, Torger Tokle, Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold, Sebastian Gauza, Shin-Tson Wu, and Anders Bjarklev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 20067-20072 (2008)

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This paper reports on the first application of a liquid crystal infiltrated photonic bandgap fiber used as a tunable filter in an optical transmission system. The device allows low-cost amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise filtering and gain equalization with low insertion loss and broad tunability. System experiments show that the use of this filter increases for times the distance over which the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) is sufficient for error-free transmission with respect to the case in which no filtering is used.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2008
Published: November 20, 2008

Martin Nordal Petersen, Lara Scolari, Torger Tokle, Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold, Sebastian Gauza, Shin-Tson Wu, and Anders Bjarklev, "Noise filtering in a multi-channel system using a tunable liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 16, 20067-20072 (2008)

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