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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1999
  • pp: 942–944

All-fiber wavemeter and Fourier-transform spectrometer

Mark Froggat and Turan Erdogan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 14, pp. 942-944 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000942


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Abstract

An all-fiber Fourier-transform spectrometer is proposed and demonstrated, based on the diffraction of light through the side of a standard optical fiber by a UV-induced fiber grating. The interference pattern, whose Fourier transform yields the optical spectrum, is formed by light diffracted from counterpropagating modes in the fiber. The device is simple and compact and functions as a wavemeter, a fiber-optic network monitor, or a tool for fabrication and testing of long fiber Bragg gratings.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

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Mark Froggat and Turan Erdogan, "All-fiber wavemeter and Fourier-transform spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 24, 942-944 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-14-942


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