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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 626–628

Fiber-optic tunable filter with a concave mirror

Yunhae Yeh and Se Hoon Park  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 626-628 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000626


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Abstract

In order to implement a fiber-optic Fabry–Perot tunable filter with a simple configuration, a concave mirror is made at the end of the optical fiber. The concave mirror is fabricated by attaching a thin polycarbonate (PC) film on the fiber end, pressing the PC film with a fiber ball to form a dimple, and then depositing a multilayer dielectric mirror. The concave mirror aligned to the fiber core makes the cavity alignment easy with a simple alignment configuration. Because of the self-alignment function of this cavity, a small, reliable, and fast filter could be fabricated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2011
Published: February 10, 2012

Citation
Yunhae Yeh and Se Hoon Park, "Fiber-optic tunable filter with a concave mirror," Opt. Lett. 37, 626-628 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-626


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