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Design issues for tunable filters for optical telecommunications
Author(s): Keith L. Lewis; Gilbert Smith; Ian Robert Mason; Katie Rochester
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Paper Abstract

A summary is presented of some of the issues facing the developers of tunable filters for use in optical communication systems, including those exploiting acousto- optic, thermo-optic and electro-optic effects. The potential of electromechanically tuned variants is also assessed in relation to devices micromachined from silicon. Emphasis is given to electro-optically tuned devices, with experimental data presented for an example based on a nanophase polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461728
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Keith L. Lewis, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Gilbert Smith, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Ian Robert Mason, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Katie Rochester, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4679:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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