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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3546–3548

Virtual Gires–Tournois etalons realized with phase-modulated wideband chirped fiber gratings

Xuewen Shu, Kate Sugden, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 24, pp. 3546-3548 (2007)

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We propose and demonstrate novel virtual Gires–Tournois (GT) etalons based on fiber gratings. By introducing an additional phase modulation in wideband linearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings, we have successfully generated GT resonance with only one grating. This technique can simplify the fabrication procedure while retaining the normal advantages of distributed etalons, including their full compatibility with optical fiber, low insertion loss, and low cost. Such etalons can be used as dispersion compensation devices in optical transmission systems.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2007
Published: December 11, 2007

Xuewen Shu, Kate Sugden, and Ian Bennion, "Virtual Gires-Tournois etalons realized with phase-modulated wideband chirped fiber gratings," Opt. Lett. 32, 3546-3548 (2007)

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