All-fiber polarization interference filters based on 45°-tilted fiber gratings

Zhijun Yan, Chengbo Mou, Hushan Wang, Kaiming Zhou, Yishan Wang, Wei Zhao, Lin Zhang

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We report all-fiber polarization interference filters, known as Lyot and Lyot-Ohman filters, based on alternative concatenation of UV-inscribed fiber gratings with structure tilted at 45° and polarization maintaining (PM) fiber cavities. Such filters generate comb-like transmission of linear polarization output. The free spectral range (FSR) of a single-stage (Lyot) filter is PM fiber cavity length dependent, as a 20 cm long cavity showed a 26.6 nm FSR while the 40 cm one exhibited a 14.8 nm FSR. Furthermore, we have theoretically and experimentally demonstrated all-fiber 2-stage and 3-stage Lyot-Ohman filters, giving more freedom in tailoring the transmission characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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  • all-fiber polarization interference filters
  • Lyot and Lyot-Őhman filters
  • alternative concatenation of UV-inscribed fiber gratings
  • structure tilted at 45°
  • polarization maintaining fiber cavities


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