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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1734–1742

Bandwidth-narrowed Bragg gratings inscribed in double-cladding fiber by femtosecond laser

Jiawei Shi, Yuhua Li, Shuhui Liu, Haiyan Wang, Ningliang Liu, and Peixiang Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1734-1742 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001734


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Abstract

Bragg gratings with the bandwidth (FWHM) narrowed up to 79 pm were inscribed in double-cladding fiber with femtosecond radiation and a phase mask followed by an annealing treatment. With the annealing temperature below a critical value, the bandwidth of Bragg gratings induced by Type I-IR and Type II-IR index change was narrowed without the reduction of reflectivity. The bandwidth narrowing is due to the profile transformation of the refractive index modulation caused by the annealing treatment. This mechanism was verified by comparing bandwidth narrowing processes of FBGs written with different power densities.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2011
Published: January 14, 2011

Citation
Jiawei Shi, Yuhua Li, Shuhui Liu, Haiyan Wang, Ningliang Liu, and Peixiang Lu, "Bandwidth-narrowed Bragg gratings inscribed in double-cladding fiber by femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 19, 1734-1742 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-3-1734


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