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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7540–7548

Fiber Bragg gratings inscribed using 800nm femtosecond laser and a phase mask in single-and multi-core mid-IR glass fibers

Rui Suo, Joris Lousteau, Hongxia Li, Xin Jiang, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, William N MacPherson, Henry T Bookey, James S Barton, Ajoy K Kar, Animesh Jha, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7540-7548 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007540


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Abstract

For the first time, Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) structures have been inscribed in single-core passive germanate and three-core passive and active tellurite glass fibers using 800nm femtosecond (fs) laser and phase mask technique. With fs peak power intensity in the order of 1011W/cm2, the FBG spectra with 2nd and 3rd order resonances at 1540 and 1033nm in the germanate glass fiber and 2nd order resonances at ~1694 and ~1677nm with strengths up to 14dB in all three cores in the tellurite fiber were observed. Thermal responsivities of the FBGs made in these mid-IR glass fibers were characterized, showing average temperature responsivity ~20pm/°C. Strain responsivities of the FBGs in germanate glass fiber were measured to be 1.219pm/με.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2009
Published: April 22, 2009

Citation
Rui Suo, Joris Lousteau, Hongxia Li, Xin Jiang, Kaiming Zhou, Lin Zhang, William N. MacPherson, Henry T. Bookey, James S. Barton, Ajoy K. Kar, Animesh Jha, and Ian Bennion, "Fiber Bragg gratings inscribed using 800nm femtosecond laser and a phase mask in singleand multi-core mid-IR glass fibers," Opt. Express 17, 7540-7548 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7540


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