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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp 525–534 | Cite as

A performance study of a nonlinear all Fibre Michelson interferometer, add-drop multiplexer, based in Fibre Bragg grating mirrors

  • A. F. G. F. Filho
  • J. R. R. Sousa
  • F. T. Lima
  • W. B. Fraga
  • G. F. Guimarães
  • J. W. M. Mendonça
  • A. S. B. SombraEmail author
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Abstract

In this paper we report a numerical investigation of an all-fibre narrowband transmission filter in the arrangement of two identical photo-imprinted Bragg gratings symmetrically located in each arm of a Michelson Interferometer, simulating, thus, an add-drop filter. The transmission characteristics and in addition the crosstalk level and extinction ratio, were studied. The coupled mode theory and the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method were applied, respectively, to solve the coupled differential equations. This is the first study, as far as we now, of the performance of this device considering the nonlinearity of the fibre coupler and linearity of the fibre Bragg gratings. The device is presenting a highly nonlinear behavior dependence in dephasing and pump power.

Keywords

All fiber Michelson interferometer Add and drop multiplexer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. G. F. Filho
    • 1
  • J. R. R. Sousa
    • 1
  • F. T. Lima
    • 1
  • W. B. Fraga
    • 1
  • G. F. Guimarães
    • 1
  • J. W. M. Mendonça
    • 2
  • A. S. B. Sombra
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia de Teleinformática (DETI), Centro de TecnologiaUniversidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Telecomunicações e Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais (LOCEM), Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil

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