Document Type

Article

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Disciplines

Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

Optics Letters, Vol.31 (12), 2006, pp.1785-1787 doi:10.1364/OL.31.001785 Available from the Publisher here http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-31-12-1785

Abstract

A low-cost all-fiber wavelength measurement technique is proposed and demonstrated. A macrobending standard single-mode fiber is developed as an edge filter with an optimal design and simple surface processing. A ratiometric wavelength measurement system employing the developed macrobending fiber filter demonstrates a resolution of ∼10 pm in a wavelength range from 1500 to 1560 nm with ease of assembly and calibration.