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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3795–3801

Fiber Bragg grating sequential UV-writing method with real-time interferometric sided-iffraction position monitoring

Kuei-Chu Hsu, Lih-Gen Sheu, Kai-Ping Chuang, Shu-Hui Chang, and Yinchieh Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3795-3801 (2005)

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This work presents a new sequential UV-writing procedure for fabricating long fiber Bragg grating (FBG) devices. To real-time accurately align the position of every exposed FBG section prior to UV exposure, a single-period reference fiber grating with strong refractive index modulation is probed by applying an interferometric side-diffraction method to measure the grating phase as the position reference. In this way the overlapped FBG sections can be connected section-by-section without obvious phase errors, even when the written index-modulation is weak.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

Kuei-Chu Hsu, Lih-Gen Sheu, Kai-Ping Chuang, Shu-Hui Chang, and Yinchieh Lai, "Fiber Bragg grating sequential UV-writing method with real-time interferometric side-diffraction position monitoring," Opt. Express 13, 3795-3801 (2005)

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