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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 10 — Nov. 5, 2001
  • pp: 476–482

Stability of thermally hypersensitised phosphosilicate waveguides and the characteristic growth curve

J. Canning and P-F. Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 10, pp. 476-482 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000476


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Abstract

Low temperature (80°C) hypersensitised hydrogen-loaded phosphosilicate optical fibre is found to be unstable, decaying progressively at room temperature. However, the hypersensitisation process linearises the grating growth characteristic curve. Further, a negative index contribution is inferred at low fluence in the presence of hydrogen.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

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History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2001
Published: November 5, 2001

Citation
John Canning and P.-F Hu, "Stability of thermally hypersensitised phosphosilicate waveguides and the characteristic growth curve," Opt. Express 9, 476-482 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-10-476


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