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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2014
  • pp: 4669–4674

Fabrication of fiber optic long period gratings operating at the phase matching turning point using an ultraviolet laser

Rebecca Y. N. Wong, Edmond Chehura, Stephen E. Staines, Stephen W. James, and Ralph P. Tatam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 21, pp. 4669-4674 (2014)

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It is known that optical fiber long period gratings (LPGs) exhibit their highest sensitivity to environmental perturbation when the period is such that the phase matching condition is satisfied at its turning point. The reproducible fabrication of LPGs with parameters satisfying this condition requires high resolution control over the properties of the grating. The performance of an LPG fabrication system based on the point-by-point UV exposure approach is analyzed in this paper, and the control of factors influencing reproducibility, including period, duty cycle, and the environment in which the device is fabricated, is explored.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

Rebecca Y. N. Wong, Edmond Chehura, Stephen E. Staines, Stephen W. James, and Ralph P. Tatam, "Fabrication of fiber optic long period gratings operating at the phase matching turning point using an ultraviolet laser," Appl. Opt. 53, 4669-4674 (2014)

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