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Design issues for tunable filters for optical telecommunications

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Keith L. Lewis, Gilbert Smith, Ian R. Mason, Katie Rochester

QinetiQ (United Kingdom)

Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, 213 (March 28, 2002); doi:10.1117/12.461728
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  • Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001
  • Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz
  • Boulder, CO | October 01, 2001

abstract

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 ; Gilbert Smith ; Ian R. Mason and Katie Rochester
"Design issues for tunable filters for optical telecommunications", Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, 213 (March 28, 2002); doi:10.1117/12.461728; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.461728


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