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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2003
  • pp: 1585–1589

UV lamp hypersensitisation of hydrogen-loaded optical fibres

Albert Canagasabey and John Canning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 13, pp. 1585-1589 (2003)

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Strong Bragg grating fabrication in cheap, low power (rated 15W - intensity ~0.054Jcm-2) UV-lamp hypersensitised optical fibres is demonstrated. No optics has been used. Comparable results with recent 355nm laser hypersensitisation are obtained.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: May 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

Albert Canagasabey and John Canning, "UV lamp hypersensitisation of hydrogen-loaded optical fibres," Opt. Express 11, 1585-1589 (2003)

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  1. J. Canning, �??Hydrogen and Photosensitivity,�?? Proceedings of White Nights�?? Summer School on Photosensitivity in Optical Waveguides and Glasses (eds. H. Limberger, E. Dianov, Fiber Optics Research Centre, Moscow), St Petersburg, Russia, Lecture 8, (2002).
  2. J. Canning, �??Contemporary Thoughts on Glass Photosensitivity and their Practical Application,�?? Materials Forum 25, 60-87, (2001).
  3. J. Canning, �??Photosensitisation and photostabilisation of laser-induced index changes in optical fibres�??, Opt. Fibre. Tech. 6, 275-289, (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. N. Viswanathan, J. Brennan, �??Indication of re-circulating catalyst in photosensitive reactions with H2-saturation�??, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2002), Anaheim, USA, paper TuQ1, (2002).
  5. J. Canning, P-F. Hu, �??Low temperature hypersensitisation of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen�??, Opt. Lett. 26, 1230-1232, (2001). [CrossRef]
  6. K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, R. Tam, �??Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure�??, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. A. Canagasabey, J. Canning, N. Groothoff, �??355nm hypersensitisation of optical fibres,�?? Opt Lett. In press.

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