Title

Noise filtering in a multi-channel system using a tunable liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber

Authors

Authors

M. N. Petersen; L. Scolari; T. Tokle; T. T. Alkeskjold; S. Gauza; S. T. Wu;A. Bjarklev

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Abstract

This paper reports on the first application of a liquid crystal infiltrated photonic bandgap fiber used as a tunable filter in an optical transmission system. The device allows low-cost amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise filtering and gain equalization with low insertion loss and broad tunability. System experiments show that the use of this filter increases for times the distance over which the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) is sufficient for error-free transmission with respect to the case in which no filtering is used. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

16

Issue/Number

24

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Article

First Page

20067

Last Page

20072

WOS Identifier

WOS:000261561900066

ISSN

1094-4087

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