We review recent developments in the inscription of fiber Bragg gratings into non-photosensitive fibers using femtosecond laser pulses. The possibility to induce defined localized modifications within the fiber opens new pathways for high-power fiber lasers.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber
S. Nolte and A. Tuennermann, "Femtosecond Laser Induced Bragg Gratings - Status and Prospects," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper BWA2.
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