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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 3 — Feb. 7, 2005
  • pp: 731–737

Bend-insensitive ultra short long-period gratings by the electric arc method and their applications to harsh environment sensing and communication

Sung Hyun Nam, Chun Zhan, Jon Lee, Corey Hahn, Karl Reichard, Paul Ruffin, Kung-Li Deng, and Shizhuo Yin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 731-737 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000731


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Abstract

Ultra short long-period gratings (LPGs) fabricated using the electric arc discharge method are demonstrated with regular single-mode fibers. The gratings were as short as two periods, which were the shortest LPGs ever reported. The evolution of this short gratings and their characteristics are investigated in this paper. The excellent bending insensitivity and high temperature robustness demonstrated by this unique LPG make it particularly suitable for harsh environment sensing and communication.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2005
Published: February 7, 2005

Citation
Sung Nam, Chun Zhan, Jon Lee, Corey Hahn, Karl Reichard, Paul Ruffin, Kung-Li Deng, and Shizhuo Yin, "Bend-insensitive ultra short long-period gratings by the electric arc method and their applications to harsh environment sensing and communication," Opt. Express 13, 731-737 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-3-731


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