JCC  Vol.1 No.7 , December 2013
Study on Insertion Loss of Fiber Fabry-Perot Filters
Abstract

Fiber Fabry-Perot (FFP) filters have been widely used in optical fiber communications, and insertion loss (IL) is one of its important characteristics. Based on theoretically analysis, factors related to IL were discussed. In order to investigate the IL of different structures, simulations are carried out with finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm. Comparisons are made between the optimized structure and full-size-mirror FFP filter, and fiber-inserted FFP filter as well. Simulation results demonstrated that the finite- size-mirror structure can confine the mode size of the open resonator, hence reduce the IL of FFP filter.


Cite this paper
Su, S. , Qi, H. and Yu, Y. (2013) Study on Insertion Loss of Fiber Fabry-Perot Filters. Journal of Computer and Communications, 1, 62-66. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2013.17015.
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