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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 430–438

Thermal decay characteristics of strong fiber Bragg gratings showing high-temperature sustainability

Yonghang Shen, Jinglei He, Yanqing Qiu, Weizhong Zhao, Shuying Chen, Tong Sun, and Kenneth T.V. Grattan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 430-438 (2007)

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Strong fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with high-temperature sustainability were fabricated by writing the gratings into several specially developed photosensitive fibers. The thermal decay characteristics of these gratings were investigated over a temperature range from room temperature to 950 ° C . A cation-hopping model is presented to account for the obvious differences between the FBGs in terms of their thermal properties. A related cation-oriented trap distribution model is also used to simulate the decay properties of the gratings during high-temperature annealing and is found to yield a good fit to the experimental data. An accurate operating lifetime of these specially fabricated gratings can be predicted by using the cation-oriented trap distribution simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Yonghang Shen, Jinglei He, Yanqing Qiu, Weizhong Zhao, Shuying Chen, Tong Sun, and Kenneth T. Grattan, "Thermal decay characteristics of strong fiber Bragg gratings showing high-temperature sustainability," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 430-438 (2007)

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