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Optical Engineering

Parameter optimization of an all-fiber Fourier filter flat-top interleaver
Author(s): Tong Liu; Yeng Chai Soh; Ying Zhang; Zhong Ping Fang
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Paper Abstract

An optimization algorithm is proposed for choosing the parameters of a Fourier flat-top interleaver. The requirement for identical response in both the bar and cross states requires that the intensity coupling ratio for the first coupler must be 1:1. The second and third couplers will depend on the linewidth of each channel. Calculations for typical situations are carried out and the insertion loss for input spectra of different linewidths are also investigated for an interleaver optimized for a typical application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(12) doi: 10.1117/1.1518678
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Tong Liu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yeng Chai Soh, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ying Zhang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Zhong Ping Fang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

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