[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 16, No. 5 (2009) 526-528]
© 2009 The Optical Society of Japan

Analysis of Designing Multichannel Fiber Bragg Gratings with Different Inverse Design Algorithms

Cheng-Ling LEE* and Pin HAN1

Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, National United University, Miaoli 360, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1Institute of Precision Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan, R.O.C

(Received March 3, 2009; Accepted July 9, 2009)

We have analyzed different inverse design algorithms for the synthesis problems of fiber gratings. An example of dense wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM) multichannel fiber Bragg grating (MCFBG) for optical fiber communication was synthesized and simulation results were analyzed and compared with use of the discrete layer-peeling (DLP) inverse scattering algorithm and Lagrange-multiplier constrained optimization (LMCO) algorithm. Simulation results show the LMCO method was more flexible than the DLP method.

Key words: multi-channel fiber Bragg grating (MCFBG), discrete layer-peeling (DLP) algorithm, Lagrange-multiplier constrained optimization (LMCO) algorithm

*E-mail address: cherry@nuu.edu.tw