Optically tunable fiber grating transmission filters

Yicheng Lai, Wei Zhang, Lin Zhang, John A.R. Williams, Ian Bennion

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We propose and demonstrate single- and multiple-passband fiber grating transmission filters that are remotely tunable by exploitation of the optical pump-induced thermal effects in Er Yb-codoped fiber sections. A repeatable, wavelength-independent induced phase shift of 0.1p mW is obtained without hysteresis and anisotropic effects. A transmission extinction ratio of .23 dB with a 3-mW change in pump power is achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2446-2448
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2003

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© 2003 Optical Society of America, Inc. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-24-2446. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.


  • single-passband
  • multiple-passband
  • fiber grating transmission filters
  • optical pump-induced thermal effects
  • Er Yb-codoped fiber sections


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