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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1147–1149

Increase of photosensitivity in Ge-doped fibers under strain

E. Salik, D. S. Starodubov, and J. Feinberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 16, pp. 1147-1149 (2000)

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Straining a Ge-doped optical fiber increases its UV photosensitivity. The speed of grating fabrication in a standard AT&T telecommunication fiber increases by 18 times, while the final refractive-index change is enhanced by a factor of 5. Measurements reveal opposite changes in the stress of the fiber core induced by UV light in strained and unstrained fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

E. Salik, D. S. Starodubov, and J. Feinberg, "Increase of photosensitivity in Ge-doped fibers under strain," Opt. Lett. 25, 1147-1149 (2000)

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