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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5270–5276

Bragg grating writing in PMMA microstructured polymer optical fibers in less than 7 minutes

Ivan-Lazar Bundalo, Kristian Nielsen, Christos Markos, and Ole Bang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 5270-5276 (2014)

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We demonstrate fiber Bragg grating (FBG) writing in PMMA microstructured Polymer Optical Fibers (mPOFs) using UV Phase Mask technique with writing times shorter than 10 min. The shortest writing time was 6 minutes and 50 seconds and the longest writing time was 8 min and 50 sec. The FBGs were written in a 125 µm PMMA mPOF having 3-rings of holes, the reflection peaks were centred at 632.6 nm and have a reflectivity as high as 26 dB. We also demonstrate how the writing dynamics depends on the intensity of the writing beam.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2014
Published: February 27, 2014

Ivan-Lazar Bundalo, Kristian Nielsen, Christos Markos, and Ole Bang, "Bragg grating writing in PMMA microstructured polymer optical fibers in less than 7 minutes," Opt. Express 22, 5270-5276 (2014)

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