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Published in Applied Optics, Vol. 48, 16, 2009, pp.3055-3061. Available from http://www.opticsinfobase.org/DirectPDFAccess/F4DE607C-BDB9-137E-CE2B075D06194895_180048.pdf?da=1&id=180048&seq=0&CFID=27205170&CFTOKEN=70025617

Abstract

We investigate and present a generalized methodology for the design of a fiber-bend-loss-based edge filter, starting with the task of evaluating and selecting suitable fibers and then considering the design of a fiber-bending-loss edge filter. As an example to illustrate the methodology, a Corning SMF28e fiber with a 900 ╬╝mdiameter is selected and two sample edge filters are designed for experimental verification. The designed edge filters are compact, easy to fabricate, meet target spectral specifications, and show low polarization-dependent loss, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed methodology for fiber-bend-loss-based edge filter design.