© 2006

Wavelength Filters in Fibre Optics

  • Herbert Venghaus
  • Comprehensive account of the principles and applications of wavelength filters, including their technological realisations

  • First book on wavelength filters for fibre optics


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 123)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Herbert Venghaus
    Pages 1-5
  3. Christophe Peucheret
    Pages 17-69
  4. Jean-Pierre Laude
    Pages 71-123
  5. Xaveer J. M. Leijtens, Berndt Kuhlow, Meint K. Smit
    Pages 125-187
  6. Andreas Othonos, Kyriacos Kalli, David Pureur, Alain Mugnier
    Pages 189-269
  7. Ton Koonen
    Pages 271-287
  8. Markus K. Tilsch, Robert B. Sargent, Charles A. Hulse
    Pages 289-340
  9. Douwe H. Geuzebroek, Alfred Driessen
    Pages 341-379
  10. René M. de Ridder, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen
    Pages 381-432
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 433-456

About this book


Wavelength filters constitute an essential element of fibre-optic networks. This book gives a comprehensive account of the principles and applications of such filters, including their technological realisation. After an introductory chapter on wavelength division multiplexing in current and future fibre optic networks follows a detailed treatment of the phase characteristics of wavelength filters, a factor frequently neglected but of significant importance at high bit rates. Subsequent chapters cover three-dimensional reflection of gratings, arrayed waveguide gratings, fibre Bragg gratings, Fabry-Perot filters, dielectric multilayer filters, ring filters, and interleavers. The book explains the relevant performance parameters, the particular advantages and shortcomings of the various concepts and components, and the preferred applications. It also includes in-depth information on the characteristics of both commercially available devices and those still at the R&D stage. All chapters are authored by internationally recognized experts.


Fibre optics Wavelength division multiplexing Wavelength filters diffraction fiber optics filters information interferometer interferometry network optics

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Venghaus
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for TelecommunicationsHeinrich-Hertz-InstitutBerlinGermany

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