New in-line fiber band pass filters using high silica dispersive optical fibers

J. W. Yu, K. Oh

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Abstract

New types of in-line fiber filters whose core and cladding are composed of binary silica doped with either boron or fluorine are proposed. Utilizing dispersive characteristics of SiO2-B2O3 and SiO2-F systems, we demonstrate that an optical fiber, with borosilicate core and fluorosilicate cladding, shows short-pass filter response. Experimentally, we fabricated a short-pass filter fiber that could be used as a 1310/1550 nm WDM filter. We also propose theoretically that a long-pass filter could be obtained in a fiber structure whose core is fluorosilicate with borosilicate cladding. In a special long-pass filter structure, we found that the normalized frequency can be kept uniform over a wide wavelength range from 1200 to 1700 nm, which will be applied in wideband wavelength division multiplexing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume204
Issue number1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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