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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2006
  • pp: 8186–8193

Efficient Bragg gratings in phosphosilicate and germanosilicate photonic crystal fiber

V. Beugin, L. Bigot, P. Niay, M. Lancry, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, G. Mélin, A. Fleureau, S. Lempereur, and L. Gasca  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 32, pp. 8186-8193 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.008186


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Abstract

We present ArF laser-induced dynamics of Bragg grating (BG) growths in phosphosilicate-doped or germanosilicate-doped core photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). To this end, we have adapted the technique of H 2 loading, usually used in conventional fiber, to the case of microstructured fiber, allowing both the concentration of hydrogen in the PCFs to be kept nearly constant for the time of the exposure and the BG spectra to be easily recorded. We compared the characteristics of BG growths in the two types of PCF to those in conventional step-index fibers. We then conducted a study of the thermal stability of the BGs in PCFs through 30 min of isochronal annealing. At the same time we discuss the role played by the microstructuration and the doping with regard to the grating contrast and the Bragg wavelength stability.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2006

Citation
V. Beugin, L. Bigot, P. Niay, M. Lancry, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, G. Mélin, A. Fleureau, S. Lempereur, and L. Gasca, "Efficient Bragg gratings in phosphosilicate and germanosilicate photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Opt. 45, 8186-8193 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-32-8186

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