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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2148–2151

Compact tunable multibandpass filters based on liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers

Yingjie Liu, Yiping Wang, Bing Sun, Changrui Liao, Jun Song, Kaiming Yang, Guanjun Wang, Qiao Wang, Guolu Yin, and Jiangtao Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2148-2151 (2014)

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We demonstrated a compact tunable multibandpass filter with a short size of about 9 mm and a high wavelength-tuning sensitivity of up to 2.194nm/°C by means of filling a liquid with a high refractive index of 1.700 into the air holes of a photonic crystal fiber (PCF). Such a PCF-based filter maintains an almost constant bandwidth and a large extinction ratio of more than 40 dB within the whole wavelength tuning range of more than 100 nm. Moreover, the transmission spectrum of the PCF-based filter is insensitive to the stretch force and the curvature of the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Yingjie Liu, Yiping Wang, Bing Sun, Changrui Liao, Jun Song, Kaiming Yang, Guanjun Wang, Qiao Wang, Guolu Yin, and Jiangtao Zhou, "Compact tunable multibandpass filters based on liquid-filled photonic crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 39, 2148-2151 (2014)

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