Abstract

In order to implement a fiber-optic Fabry–Perot tunable filter with a simple configuration, a concave mirror is made at the end of the optical fiber. The concave mirror is fabricated by attaching a thin polycarbonate (PC) film on the fiber end, pressing the PC film with a fiber ball to form a dimple, and then depositing a multilayer dielectric mirror. The concave mirror aligned to the fiber core makes the cavity alignment easy with a simple alignment configuration. Because of the self-alignment function of this cavity, a small, reliable, and fast filter could be fabricated.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Carré, A.

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[CrossRef]

Flagg, E. B.

Hänsch, T. W.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

D. Marcuse and J. Stone, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 377 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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Muller, A.

Nicolas, C.

M. D. Salik, C. Nicolas, A. Carré, and S. J. Caracci, in Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2002), paper 10.4.6.

Reichel, J.

D. Hunger, T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, C. Deutsch, T. W. Hänsch, and J. Reichel, New J. Phys. 12, 065038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, D. Hunger, T. W. Hänsch, A. Balocchi, R. J. Warburton, and J. Reichel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Salik, M. D.

M. D. Salik, C. Nicolas, A. Carré, and S. J. Caracci, in Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2002), paper 10.4.6.

Solomon, G. S.

Steinmetz, T.

D. Hunger, T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, C. Deutsch, T. W. Hänsch, and J. Reichel, New J. Phys. 12, 065038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, D. Hunger, T. W. Hänsch, A. Balocchi, R. J. Warburton, and J. Reichel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Stone, J.

D. Marcuse and J. Stone, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 869 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Stone and L. W. Stulz, Electron. Lett. 23, 781 (1987).
[CrossRef]

D. Marcuse and J. Stone, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 377 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Stulz, L. W.

J. Stone and L. W. Stulz, Electron. Lett. 23, 781 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C.

C. Tang and Y. Jiang, Opt. Eng. 48, 114401 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Warburton, R. J.

T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, D. Hunger, T. W. Hänsch, A. Balocchi, R. J. Warburton, and J. Reichel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics in Modern Communications (Oxford University, 1997).

Yeh, Y.

Y. Yeh and J. Yoon, in 1998 Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, 1998), paper Th006.

Yoon, J.

Y. Yeh and J. Yoon, in 1998 Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, 1998), paper Th006.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, D. Hunger, T. W. Hänsch, A. Balocchi, R. J. Warburton, and J. Reichel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111110 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Stone and L. W. Stulz, Electron. Lett. 23, 781 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

D. Marcuse and J. Stone, J. Lightwave Technol. 4, 377 (1986).
[CrossRef]

D. Marcuse and J. Stone, J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 869 (1989).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys. (1)

D. Hunger, T. Steinmetz, Y. Colombe, C. Deutsch, T. W. Hänsch, and J. Reichel, New J. Phys. 12, 065038 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

C. Tang and Y. Jiang, Opt. Eng. 48, 114401 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics in Modern Communications (Oxford University, 1997).

Y. Yeh and J. Yoon, in 1998 Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, 1998), paper Th006.

M. D. Salik, C. Nicolas, A. Carré, and S. J. Caracci, in Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE, 2002), paper 10.4.6.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Configuration of a fiber-optic Fabry–Perot filter.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Interference image of the concave surface overlapped with the LP21 mode guided into the SMF.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Insertion loss versus mirror reflectance with the parameter of mirror loss.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Transmission curve of an implemented filter measured with a tunable laser.

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Finesse=πReff1/2/(1Reff),
IL=20log[T/(1R)]+Ldiffraction+LCF+LS,

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