Abstract

We report a tunable add/drop channel coupler based on an acousto-optic tunable filter and a tapered fiber. The coupling efficiency and central wavelength of the add/drop channel coupler are tunable by simply tuning the power and frequency of the driving radio frequency signal. Further possible improvements on the configuration are also discussed.

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Electron. Lett. (1)

K. S. Chiang, Y. Q. Liu, M. N. Ng, and S. P. Li, Electron. Lett. 36, 1408 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

I. Baumann, J. Seifert, W. Nowak, and M. Sauer, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 8, 1331 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (5)

H. A. Haus and Y. Lai, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 57 (1992).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Vengsarkar, P. J. Lemaire, J. B. Judkins, V. Bhatia, T. Erdogan, and J. E. Sipe, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 58 (1996).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Birks and Y. W. Li, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 432 (1992).
[CrossRef]

H. S. Park, K. Y. Song, S. H. Yun, and B. Y. Kim, J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 1864 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. S. Chiang, F. Y. M. Chan, and M. N. Ng, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1358 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. P. Luo, K. Gao, F. Liu, R. H. Qu, and Z. J. Fang, Opt. Commun. 240, 69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

H. Li, T. Liu, C. Y. Wen, Y. C. Soh, and Y. Zhang, Opt. Eng. 42, 3409 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (7)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental configuration of the tunable add/drop channel coupler: LAO, length of AO interaction region; LC, length of the evanescent wave coupling region supported by a low-index MgF2 substrate and dipped into a refractive-index-matched liquid.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The black solid and red dashed curves denote the output spectra of Ports 2 and 3, respectively, when coupling the light into Port 1. The blue dashed–dotted curve denotes the output spectrum at Port 1 of the AOTF by coupling the light into the tapered fiber.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Bandpass coupling efficiency tunability and (b) central wavelength tunability of Port 3 from the tapered fiber.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The solid curve and solid squares denote the simulation and experimental results of the bandpass coupling efficiency as a function of LC, respectively.

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