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Asymmetric fiber taper for narrow linewidth comb filter


Mohamed Halip, N. H. and Isa, N. S. and Latif, A. A. and Mahdi, M. A. and Abu Bakar, M. H. (2016) Asymmetric fiber taper for narrow linewidth comb filter. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (3). pp. 117-121. ISSN 0127-9696


The employment of asymmetric optical fiber taper as a means for producing narrow linewidth comb filter is proposed and demonstrated. Fiber taper with different values set for the up-taper and down-taper transition regions was used to produce narrow linewidth comb filter through coupling interaction of light in the asymmetric fiber. Two configurations; single-pass and bidirectional fiber taper filters were studied and analyzed in this project. Results showed narrower 3-dB linewidth for asymmetric taper compared with uniform taper for single pass configuration. The asymmetric taper linewidth was improved further in bidirectional configuration, narrowing down to 2 nm. Bidirectional asymmetric taper filter recorded extinction ratio of 27.14 dB, which was 18 dB and 3 dB better than single-pass asymmetric taper and bidirectional uniform taper respectively. The findings emphasize the attractiveness of bidirectional asymmetric taper as a high performance optical filter.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Penerbit UTM Press
Keywords: Comb filter; Linewidth; Fiber taper; Asymmetric
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 10:04
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 10:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55164
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