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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2010
  • pp: 2095–2098

Filamentation-free self-written waveguides in a photopolymerizable medium initiated by multimode optical fibers

Saber Kamoun, Abdelmonem Jemal, Mohamed Gargouri, Alberto Barsella, Loïc Mager, Hicham Ibn El Arach, Kokou Dodzi Dorkenoo, and Alain Fort  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 11, pp. 2095-2098 (2010)

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The inscription of light-induced self-written waveguides (LISW) with multimode optical fibers cannot be achieved by using coherent light because of the filamentation phenomena coming from the interferences among the different propagating modes. To suppress this filamentation, we have used two distinct strategies, an incoherent light writing technique and an “on the flow” writing process, to demonstrate the buildup of 1.5 mm long multimode LISWs.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2010
Published: April 5, 2010

Saber Kamoun, Abdelmonem Jemal, Mohamed Gargouri, Alberto Barsella, Loïc Mager, Hicham Ibn El Arach, Kokou Dodzi Dorkenoo, and Alain Fort, "Filamentation-free self-written waveguides in a photopolymerizable medium initiated by multimode optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 49, 2095-2098 (2010)

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