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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14948–14953

Nanosecond switching of fiber Bragg gratings

Zhangwei Yu, W. Margulis, O. Tarasenko, H. Knape, and P.-Y. Fonjallaz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14948-14953 (2007)

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A FBG was written in a two-hole fiber with internal alloy electrodes. Nanosecond high current pulses cause metal expansion, increase birefringence and tune the gratings with a response time of 29 ns. This short length, low loss, all-spliced high-speed wavelength switching devices described here has potential use in Q-switching fiber laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2007
Published: October 26, 2007

Zhangwei Yu, W. Margulis, O. Tarasenko, H. Knape, and P.-Y. Fonjallaz, "Nanosecond switching of fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 15, 14948-14953 (2007)

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