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A wide range tunable fiber Bragg grating using fast changeable electromagnetic force
Author(s): Heba A. Fayed; Mohamed Mahmoud; A. K. Aboul Seoud; Moustafa H. Aly
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a silica-based tunable fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) filter with a wavelength tuning range over 60 nm. A magnetically TFBG package is employed to obtain a wide wavelength tuning range from 1540 to 1602 nm which covers the entire C band and most of the L-band. TFBG is achieved by varying an input current to a solenoid, resulting in an electromagnetic force, used as a strain (tension and compression) on the FBG. This approach is fast, has a broad band of tuning wavelengths and achieves a power reduction as no continuous supply of power is needed to maintain the set shift, due to the latch system used. This novel TFBG device can have a variety of applications in optical fiber communication systems such as programmable optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs), dispersion compensators and tunable lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 77501R (22 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871527
Show Author Affiliations
Heba A. Fayed, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt)
Mohamed Mahmoud, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt)
A. K. Aboul Seoud, Alexandria Univ. (Egypt)
Moustafa H. Aly, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7750:
Photonics North 2010
Henry P. Schriemer; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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