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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19785–19790

Fiber Bragg gratings with enhanced thermal stability by residual stress relaxation

Yuhua Li, Minwei Yang, D. N. Wang, J. Lu, T. Sun, and K. T. V. Grattan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19785-19790 (2009)

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Fiber Bragg gratings with greatly enhanced thermal stability have been fabricated by the use of femtosecond laser pulse irradiation on optical fibers with relaxed residual stress, through using high temperature annealing treatment. The grating reflectivity and resonant wavelength can be maintained for periods up to 20 hours using isothermal measurements and temperatures up to 1200 °C. No hysteresis was observed in the wavelength response when the gratings were annealed and the temperature cycled repeatedly between room temperature and 1200 °C.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2009
Published: October 16, 2009

Yuhua Li, Minwei Yang, D. N. Wang, J. Lu, T. Sun, and K. T. Grattan, "Fiber Bragg gratings with enhanced thermal stability by residual stress relaxation," Opt. Express 17, 19785-19790 (2009)

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