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Physical insights into inverse-scattering profiles and symmetric dispersionless FBG designs

Physical insights into inverse-scattering profiles and symmetric dispersionless FBG designs
Physical insights into inverse-scattering profiles and symmetric dispersionless FBG designs
We revisit representative and widely used inverse-scattering fiber Bragg grating designs and shed physical insight into their characteristics. We first demonstrate numerically and experimentally that dispersionless square filters are actually dispersion compensated devices and we physically identify the spatially separated main (dispersive) reflector and dispersion compensator sections. We also look into the features of pure 2nd-order dispersion and 3rd-order dispersion compensator designs and discuss their physical importance. Finally, we use the gained physical insight to design strong symmetric gratings with dispersionless response from both sides. Using this knowledge we design and fabricate strong (>30dB) bidirectional dispersionless filters.
1094-4087
17472-17483
Zervas, Michalis N.
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Durkin, Michael K.
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Zervas, Michalis N.
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Durkin, Michael K.
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Zervas, Michalis N. and Durkin, Michael K. (2013) Physical insights into inverse-scattering profiles and symmetric dispersionless FBG designs. Optics Express, 21 (15), 17472-17483. (doi:10.1364/OE.21.017472).

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We revisit representative and widely used inverse-scattering fiber Bragg grating designs and shed physical insight into their characteristics. We first demonstrate numerically and experimentally that dispersionless square filters are actually dispersion compensated devices and we physically identify the spatially separated main (dispersive) reflector and dispersion compensator sections. We also look into the features of pure 2nd-order dispersion and 3rd-order dispersion compensator designs and discuss their physical importance. Finally, we use the gained physical insight to design strong symmetric gratings with dispersionless response from both sides. Using this knowledge we design and fabricate strong (>30dB) bidirectional dispersionless filters.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 15 July 2013
Published date: 29 July 2013
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 367878
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367878
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 0e70f4e3-5eb3-4c86-b063-550c3138081c
ORCID for Michalis N. Zervas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4059

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Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:41

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Author: Michael K. Durkin

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