Spectrum Tuning of Fiber Bragg Gratings by Strain Distributions and Its Applications

Chee Seong GOH  Sze Yun SET  Kazuro KIKUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.3   pp.363-371
Publication Date: 2005/03/01
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DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.3.363
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Optical Signal-Processing Devices for Photonic Networks)
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Keyword: 
fiber Bragg grating,  strain tuning,  tunable optical devices,  tunable wavelength filter,  tunable dispersion compensator,  adjustable dispersion slope compensator,  variable bandwidth filter,  optical add/drop multiplexer,  optical networks,  

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Summary: 
We report tunable optical devices based on fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs), whose filtering characteristics are controlled by strain distributions. These devices include a widely wavelength tunable filter, a tunable group-velocity dispersion (GVD) compensator, a tunable dispersion slope (DS) compensator, and a variable-bandwidth optical add/drop multiplexer (OADM), which will play important roles for next-generation reconfigurable optical networks.