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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3285–3290

Ultrabroadband fiber Bragg gratings written with a highly chirped phase mask and Infrared femtosecond pulses

Martin Bernier, Yunlong Sheng, and Réal Vallée  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3285-3290 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003285


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Abstract

The writing of ultrabroadband Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) is demonstrated in both hydrogen-free and hydrogen-loaded standard telecom fibers by the use of IR femtosecond pulses and a highly chirped first-order phase-mask. A high reflectivity filter providing a wavelength coverage of five telecom bands (E+S+C+L+U) is demonstrated over a single 35mm long grating inscribed in only 30s in H2-loaded SMF-28 fiber. Refractive index modulation of about 2.5×10-3 and 5×10-3 are obtained after a few second exposure time in both hydrogen-free and hydrogen-loaded SMF28 fibers. This report paves the way to the development of new broadband fiber-based optical components such as multi-wavelengths filters and sources.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2009
Published: February 17, 2009

Citation
Martin Bernier, Yunlong Sheng, and Réal Vallée, "Ultrabroadband fiber Bragg gratings written with a highly chirped phase mask and infrared femtosecond pulses," Opt. Express 17, 3285-3290 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3285


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