Tunable multimode-interference bandpass fiber filter
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RING LASER; OPERATION; Optics
We report on a wavelength-tunable filter based on multimode interference (MMI) effects. A typical MMI filter consists of a multimode fiber (MMF) spliced between two single-mode fibers (SMF). The peak wavelength response of the filter exhibits a linear dependence when the length of the MMF is modified. Therefore a capillary tube filled with refractive-index-matching liquid is used to effectively increase the length of the MMF, and thus wavelength tuning is achieved. Using this filter a ring-based tunable erbium-doped fiber laser is demonstrated with a tunability of 30 nm, covering the full C-band. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
"Tunable multimode-interference bandpass fiber filter" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6955.