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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4644–4649

Stable imprinting of long-period gratings in microstructured polymer optical fibre

M. P. Hiscocks, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4644-4649 (2006)

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A simple heat imprinting method for producing stable longperiod gratings (LPGs) in microstructured polymer optical fibre (mPOF) is presented as well as the examination of their lifetime and the modelling results of these gratings. Writing LPGs in mPOF presents opportunities for sensors in fibre that can withstand greater bending and strain and are adaptable to specific applications through modification of the cladding structure.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

M. P. Hiscocks, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, A. Argyros, and M. C. J. Large, "Stable imprinting of long-period gratings in microstructured polymer optical fibre," Opt. Express 14, 4644-4649 (2006)

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