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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8291–8297

Diffraction of volume Bragg gratings under high flux laser irradiation

Xiang Zhang, Jiansheng Feng, Baoxing Xiong, Kuaisheng Zou, and Xiao Yuan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8291-8297 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.008291


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Abstract

Diffraction property of transmitting volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) recorded in photo-thermo-refractive glass (PTR) is studied under the irradiation of a continuous-wave fiber laser with flux of 1274 W/cm2. Dependence of temperature characteristics of VBGs prepared by different crystallization temperatures is presented. When temperature of VBGs rises up to 33°C, there are a 2.7% reduction and 1.59% ripple of diffraction efficiency for VBGs. The period variation caused by the thermal expansion of VBGs is used to explain the reduction of diffraction efficiency, and experimental results are in agreement with theoretical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Citation
Xiang Zhang, Jiansheng Feng, Baoxing Xiong, Kuaisheng Zou, and Xiao Yuan, "Diffraction of volume Bragg gratings under high flux laser irradiation," Opt. Express 22, 8291-8297 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-7-8291


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