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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2240–2245

Fabricating fiber Bragg gratings with two phase masks based on reconstruction-equivalent-chirp technique

Liang Gao, Xiangfei Chen, Jintian Xiong, Shengchun Liu, and Tao Pu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2240-2245 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002240


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Abstract

Based on reconstruction-equivalent-chirp (REC) technique, a novel solution for fabricating low-cost long fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with desired properties is proposed and initially studied. A proof-of-concept experiment is demonstrated with two conventional uniform phase masks and a submicron-precision translation stage, successfully. It is shown that the original phase shift (OPS) caused by phase mismatch of the two phase masks can be compensated by the equivalent phase shift (EPS) at the ±1st channels of sampled FBGs, separately. Furthermore, as an example, a π phase-shifted FBG of about 90mm is fabricated by using these two 50mm-long uniform phase masks based on the presented method.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2012
Published: January 17, 2012

Citation
Liang Gao, Xiangfei Chen, Jintian Xiong, Shengchun Liu, and Tao Pu, "Fabricating fiber Bragg gratings with two phase masks based on reconstruction-equivalent-chirp technique," Opt. Express 20, 2240-2245 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2240


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