The use of a fiber comb filter fabricated by a CO2 laser irradiation to improve the resolution of a ratiometric wavelength measurement system


Wang, Pengfei, Brambilla, Gilberto, Ding, Ming, Semenova, Yuliya, Wu, Qiang and Farrell, Gerald (2012) The use of a fiber comb filter fabricated by a CO2 laser irradiation to improve the resolution of a ratiometric wavelength measurement system. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 30, (8), 1143-1149. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2011.2171319).

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An edge filter based ratiometric wavelength measurement system is modelled and analysed in this paper. The results confirm that the noise of input signal and photodetectors limit the resolution of the wavelength measurement system. The achievable resolution is calculated for a given noise level of the input signal and photodetectors’ resolution. An improved ratiometric wavelength measurement system consisting of two fiber comb filters is presented both theoretically and experimentally, which performs coarse and fine wavelength measurements simultaneously. The resolution of the system is significantly improved to better than 5 pm while maintaining the potential for high measurement speed and wide measurable wavelength range.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0733-8724 (print)
1558-2213 (electronic)
Keywords: wavelength measurement, edge filter, fiber comb filter, laser irradiation
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 336488
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 10:22
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:20
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336488

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