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11 November 2014 Broadband-rejection filters using chirped and tilted fiber gratings
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Broadband-trimming band-rejection filters based on chirped and tilted fiber Bragg gratings (CTFBG) are proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The flexible chirp-rate and wide tilt-angle provide the gratings with broadband filtering functions over a large range of bandwidth (from 10 nm to 150 nm), together with a low transmission loss (less than 1 dB) and a negligible back-reflection (lower than 20 dB). The slope profile of CTFBG in transmission can be easily tailored by adjusting the tilt angle, grating irradiation time and chirp rate-grating factor, and it is insensitive to polarization of launch condition. Furthermore, by coating the CTFBG with a suitable polymer (whose refractive index is close to that of the cladding glass), the cladding modes no longer form weakly discrete resonances and leave a smoothly varying attenuation spectrum for high-quality band rejection filters, edge filters and gain equalizers.
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Fu Liu, Tuan Guo, and Bai-Ou Guan "Broadband-rejection filters using chirped and tilted fiber gratings", Proc. SPIE 9274, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VI, 92740D (11 November 2014);


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