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Comb filters based on polarization rotation in photosensitive optical fibers
Author(s): David C. Psaila; C. Martijn de Sterke; Francois Ouellette
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Paper Abstract

We report on the fabrication f comb filters which operate on the principle of linear polarization rotation through the twisting of the birefringent axes of photosensitive elliptical-core fibers by UV radiation. The polarization coupling spectrum of these filters consist of a series of narrow resonances which are roughly equally spaced in frequency and which extend over the entire single-mode frequency range of the fiber. Some applications of these structures are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2841, Doped Fiber Devices, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258987
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Psaila, Optical Fibre Technology Ctr. (Australia)
C. Martijn de Sterke, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Francois Ouellette, Optical Fibre Technology Ctr. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2841:
Doped Fiber Devices
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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