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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2417–2419

Tunable narrowband filter based on a combination of Fabry–Perot etalon and volume Bragg grating

J. Lumeau, L. B. Glebov, and V. Smirnov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 16, pp. 2417-2419 (2006)

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A new type of tunable narrowband filter is proposed. This filter is a combination of a Fabry–Perot etalon, which permits the selection of a comb of discrete narrow bands, and a high-efficiency rotating volume Bragg grating recorded in photo-thermo-refractive glass, which permits tuning between the Fabry–Perot resonances. A tunable filter for fixed wavelengths in the region of 1.5 μ m with a spectral width of 220 pm (FWHM), separation between channels of 800 pm , and throughput of 95% (losses < 0.2 dB ) is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

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Original Manuscript: April 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2006
Published: July 25, 2006

J. Lumeau, L. B. Glebov, and V. Smirnov, "Tunable narrowband filter based on a combination of Fabry-Perot etalon and volume Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 31, 2417-2419 (2006)

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