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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21550–21557

Novel custom fiber Bragg grating fabrication technique based on push-pull phase shifting interferometry

Mathieu Gagné, Lucian Bojor, Romain Maciejko, and Raman Kashyap  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21550-21557 (2008)

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A new UV-writing technique is proposed for fabricating custom fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs). A continuously moving fringe pattern is generated by use of two electro-optical UV modulators and synchronized with a moving fiber. This scheme potentially enables the fabrication of infinitely long FBGs with arbitrary profiles and chirp without any mechanical perturbation of the writing interferometer. Preliminary results of this technique are presented and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(220.1230) Optical design and fabrication : Apodization
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2008
Published: December 15, 2008

Mathieu Gagné, Lucian Bojor, Romain Maciejko, and Raman Kashyap, "Novel custom fiber Bragg grating fabrication technique based on push-pull phase shifting interferometry," Opt. Express 16, 21550-21557 (2008)

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