Demonstration of a Periodic Passband Filter Based on Coupled Microfiber Knots

Nodehi, S. and Mohammed, W.S. and Ahmad, Harith and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi (2016) Demonstration of a Periodic Passband Filter Based on Coupled Microfiber Knots. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 28 (10). pp. 1061-1064. ISSN 1041-1135, DOI

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In this letter, a periodical passband filter based microfiber structure is proposed. The structure is made of successive microfiber knot resonators. The periodical spectral filtering is a result of superposition of the uncoupled modes that belong to the individual microfiber knots and coupling induced resonant wavelength shift. This letter demonstrates the experimental investigation of the thermal effect on the spectral modulation of the structure. The proposed resonator consists of two knots with radii 460.01 and 230 μm, which are knitted successively, in a column. This results in a periodic spectrum with 720-pm passband, 425-pm stopband, and a suppression ratio of 5.2 dB. Increasing the optical path, using a hot metal bar with a temperature of 30° close to the big knot, the periodic passband filter switches to all pass filter with a free spectral range of 1150 pm and quality factor 6000. This letter as well demonstrates experimentally how to enhance passband and stopband widths through decreasing the knot's radii as well as increasing the number of knots. Compatibility of this structure with single-mode fiber systems makes it easy to be used as noise filtering in telecommunication and fiber lasers.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education: Grant UM.0000046/HIR.C1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfiber knot; Pass band filter; Fiber laser
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 01:04
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 03:29

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