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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 18318–18325

Point-by-point inscription of first-order fiber Bragg grating for C-band applications

Y. Lai, K. Zhou, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 18318-18325 (2007)

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The influence of the fiber geometry on the point-by-point inscription of fiber Bragg gratings using a femtosecond laser is highlighted. Fiber Bragg gratings with high spectral quality and strong first-order Bragg resonances within the C-band are achieved by optimizing the inscription process. Large birefringence (1.2×10-4) and high degree of polarizationdependent index modulation are observed in these gratings. Potential applications of these gratings in resonators are further illustrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(080.2468) Geometric optics : First-order optics
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Y. Lai, K. Zhou, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, "Point-by-point inscription of first-order fiber Bragg grating for C-band applications," Opt. Express 15, 18318-18325 (2007)

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