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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2358–2360

Second-order optical filter based on a mirrored gradient index lens

W. Liang, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2358-2360 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002358


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Abstract

We demonstrate a second-order bandpass filter using a single gradient index lens (GRIN) coated with mirrors. The filter becomes possible because of the residual and externally introduced small birefringence of the GRIN lens material. We show that the filter function can be trimmed by mechanical strain of the lens. Applications of the filter in microwave photonics are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2010
Published: July 6, 2010

Citation
W. Liang, A. A. Savchenkov, A. B. Matsko, V. S. Ilchenko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, "Second-order optical filter based on a mirrored gradient index lens," Opt. Lett. 35, 2358-2360 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-14-2358


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