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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10359–10370

Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating photowritten in microstructured optical fiber for improved refractive index measurement

Minh Châu Phan Huy, Guillaume Laffont, Véronique Dewynter, Pierre Ferdinand, Laurent Labonté, Dominique Pagnoux, Philippe Roy, Wilfried Blanc, and Bernard Dussardier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10359-10370 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010359


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Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first Tilted short-period Fiber Bragg Grating photowritten in a microstructured optical fiber for refractive index measurement. We investigate the spectral sensitivity of Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating to refractive index liquid inserted into the holes of a multimode microstructured fiber. We measure the wavelength shift of the first four modes experimentally observed when calibrated oils are inserted into the fiber holes, and thus we determine the refractive index resolution for each of these modes. Moreover, a cross comparison between experimental and simulation results of a modal analysis is performed. Two simulation tools are used, respectively based on the localized functions method and on a finite element method. All results are in very good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Citation
Minh Châu Phan Huy, Guillaume Laffont, Véronique Dewynter, Pierre Ferdinand, Laurent Labonté, Dominique Pagnoux, Philippe Roy, Wilfried Blanc, and Bernard Dussardier, "Tilted Fiber Bragg Grating photowritten in microstructured optical fiber for improved refractive index measurement," Opt. Express 14, 10359-10370 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10359


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