A quantitative analysis of an athermal design for a long period grating based tunable filter

Jonathan Lee, Corey Hahn, Bo Wang, Karl Martin Reichard, Dave Ditto, Drew Glista, Qing Wang, Shizhuo Yin

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Abstract

In this paper, a quantitative analysis of an athermal design for a unique all-fiber tunable filter based on the combination of a single resonant band long period grating (LPG) with an electro-optic polymer second cladding layer is presented. The single resonant band LPG is used to select the resonant wavelength, which can be tuned by changing the refractive index of an electro-optic polymer second cladding layer via external electric field. Although the basic operational principle and implementation of this unique tunable filter have been previously reported, this paper is focused on the quantitative analysis of the athermal design, which may significantly enhance the practicability of the proposed tunable filter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-192
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Volume258
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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