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Jammed-array wideband sawtooth filter.

Institute of Lightwave Technology, Key Lab of All Optical Network & Advanced Telecommunication Network of EMC, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.55). 11/2011; 19(24):24563-8. DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.024563
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ABSTRACT We present an all-optical passive low-cost spectral filter that exhibits a high-resolution periodic sawtooth spectral pattern without the need for active optoelectronic components. The principle of the filter is the partial masking of a phased array of virtual light sources with multiply jammed diffraction orders. We utilize the filter's periodic linear map between frequency and intensity to demonstrate fast sensitive interrogation of fiber Bragg grating sensor arrays and ultrahigh-frequency electrical sawtooth waveform generation.

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