9 April 2002 Design issues for tunable filters for optical telecommunications
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A summary is presented of some of the issues facing the developers of tunable filters for use in optical communication systems, including those exploiting acousto- optic, thermo-optic and electro-optic effects. The potential of electromechanically tuned variants is also assessed in relation to devices micromachined from silicon. Emphasis is given to electro-optically tuned devices, with experimental data presented for an example based on a nanophase polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite.
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Keith L. Lewis, Keith L. Lewis, Gilbert Smith, Gilbert Smith, Ian Robert Mason, Ian Robert Mason, Katie Rochester, Katie Rochester, "Design issues for tunable filters for optical telecommunications", Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461728; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461728

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