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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24563–24568

Jammed-array wideband sawtooth filter

Zhongwei Tan, Chao Wang, Keisuke Goda, Omer Malik, and Bahram Jalali  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24563-24568 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024563


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Abstract

We present an all-optical passive low-cost spectral filter that exhibits a high-resolution periodic sawtooth spectral pattern without the need for active optoelectronic components. The principle of the filter is the partial masking of a phased array of virtual light sources with multiply jammed diffraction orders. We utilize the filter’s periodic linear map between frequency and intensity to demonstrate fast sensitive interrogation of fiber Bragg grating sensor arrays and ultrahigh-frequency electrical sawtooth waveform generation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2011
Published: November 16, 2011

Citation
Zhongwei Tan, Chao Wang, Keisuke Goda, Omer Malik, and Bahram Jalali, "Jammed-array wideband sawtooth filter," Opt. Express 19, 24563-24568 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24563


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