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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 13525–13530

UV-induced Bragg grating inscription into single-polarization all-solid hybrid microstructured optical fiber

Ryuichiro Goto, Ihsan Fsaifes, Assaad Baz, Laurent Bigot, Katsuhiro Takenaga, Shoichiro Matsuo, and Stuart D. Jackson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 13525-13530 (2011)

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We demonstrate a single-polarization all-solid hybrid microstructured optical fiber with a UV-induced Bragg grating. A strong (∼20 dB) UV-induced Bragg grating was inscribed within the 30 nm-wide single-polarization window of the fiber, producing polarized Bragg reflection. The sharp band-edge cutoff allows a large polarization-extinction ratio of the Bragg reflection. The hybrid structure of the fiber enabled minimal UV exposure to the high-index regions and the location of the single-polarization window was maintained after the grating was inscribed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2011
Published: June 28, 2011

Ryuichiro Goto, Ihsan Fsaifes, Assaad Baz, Laurent Bigot, Katsuhiro Takenaga, Shoichiro Matsuo, and Stuart D. Jackson, "UV-induced Bragg grating inscription into single-polarization all-solid hybrid microstructured optical fiber," Opt. Express 19, 13525-13530 (2011)

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