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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2782–2789

Fabry-Pérot cavity based on chirped sampled fiber Bragg gratings

Jilin Zheng, Rong Wang, Tao Pu, Lin Lu, Tao Fang, Weichun Li, Jintian Xiong, Yingfang Chen, Huatao Zhu, Dalei Chen, and Xiangfei Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2782-2789 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002782


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Abstract

A novel kind of Fabry–Pérot (FP) structure based on chirped sampled fiber Bragg grating (CSFBG) is proposed and demonstrated. In this structure, the regular chirped FBG (CFBG) that functions as reflecting mirror in the FP cavity is replaced by CSFBG, which is realized by chirping the sampling periods of a sampled FBG having uniform local grating period. The realization of such CSFBG-FPs having diverse properties just needs a single uniform pitch phase mask and sub-micrometer precision moving stage. Compared with the conventional CFBG-FP, it becomes more flexible to design CSFBG-FPs of diverse functions, and the fabrication process gets simpler. As a demonstration, based on the same experimental facilities, FPs with uniform FSR (~73pm) and chirped FSR (varying from 28pm to 405pm) are fabricated respectively, which shows good agreement with simulation results.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: January 30, 2014

Citation
Jilin Zheng, Rong Wang, Tao Pu, Lin Lu, Tao Fang, Weichun Li, Jintian Xiong, Yingfang Chen, Huatao Zhu, Dalei Chen, and Xiangfei Chen, "Fabry-Pérot cavity based on chirped sampled fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 22, 2782-2789 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2782


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