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Optical Engineering

Temperature-compensating device with central-wavelength tuning for optical fiber gratings
Author(s): Samuel I-En Lin
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Paper Abstract

The demand for fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) for use in optical transmission devices has grown exponentially in the telecommunication industry. A stable temperature compensation mechanism is essential to the successful use of FBG-based devices. In this paper, a tubular temperature-compensating package with a tunable component is described. Such a mechanism serves for posttuning the fixture in order to obtain a designed central wavelength. With the aid of the developed experimental procedure, this compact and easily manufactured package can achieve a temperature coefficient of 8.331024 nm/°C in the temperature range from 240 to 80°C. The same package can also be used for multi-FBG applications.

Paper Details

PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(5) doi: 10.1117/1.1360242
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 5, May 2001
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Samuel I-En Lin, Chung-Chou Inst. of Technology (Taiwan)


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