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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15332–15342

Photonic band-gap engineering in UV fiber gratings by the arc discharge technique

Andrea Cusano, Agostino Iadicicco, Domenico Paladino, Stefania Campopiano, and Antonello Cutolo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15332-15342 (2008)

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Localized heat treatments combined with local non-adiabatic tapering is proposed as suitable tool for the engineering of photonic band-gaps in UV-written fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs). In particular, here, we propose the use of the electric arc discharge to achieve localized defects along the FBG structure, however differently from previously reported works, we demonstrate how this post processing tool properly modified can be exploited to achieve the full control of the spectral characteristics of the final device. Also, we show how the suitable choice of the grating features and the correct selection of the defect geometry can be efficiently used to achieve interesting features for both communication and sensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.2660) Other areas of optics : Fusion

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2008
Published: September 15, 2008

Andrea Cusano, Agostino Iadicicco, Domenico Paladino, Stefania Campopiano, and Antonello Cutolo, "Photonic band-gap engineering in UV fiber gratings by the arc discharge technique," Opt. Express 16, 15332-15342 (2008)

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