Abstract

We demonstrate the cascading of biconical fiber tapers as a simple method for converting monomode optical fibers into wavelength filters with a prescribed response. As an example, we made a narrow-bandpass filter consisting of four biconical tapers of different elongations made in succession on a single fiber. The transmission peak of the spectral response of the filter is centered on an arbitrary wavelength within the monomode domain of the fiber. The half-power width is approximately 6 nm.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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