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Multifunction double-ring resonant optical comb filter
Author(s): Yichao Meng; Zhaoming Huang; Lutang Wang
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Paper Abstract

As a kind of optical comb filter, double-ring resonator formed by a 3 x 3 fiber directional coupler can be used in optical communication system. By changing the parameters such as the coupling angle of the directional coupler, physical lengths ofthe double rings, loss, and gain factors. It behaves like a device with multi-function involving multichannel band-pass and band-stop filter, laser resonator or amplifier, optical all-pass filter and so on. In this paper, characteristics of double ring resonator formed by an equal triangle 3 x 3 fiber directional coupler is numerically analyzed in detail, for the double-ring resonator with equal lengths, a minor peak appears near every main resonant peak, they change in reverse dynamically with the increase of the gain coefficient for fixed loss. For unequal lengths case, active cavity brings about clear Vemier effect, and free spectral range (FSR) is increased. At last, applications of this component in the construction of flattop interleaver and dispersion compensator in FDM system are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4906, Optical Components and Transmission Systems, (23 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480553
Show Author Affiliations
Yichao Meng, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Zhaoming Huang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Lutang Wang, Shanghai Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4906:
Optical Components and Transmission Systems
WeiSheng Hu; Shoichi Sudo; Peter Kaiser, Editor(s)

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