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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 694–696

Low-loss deposition of solgel-derived silica films on tapered fibers

G. Kakarantzas, S. G. Leon-Saval, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 694-696 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000694


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Abstract

Films of porous silica are deposited on the uniform waists of tapered fibers in minutes by a modified solgel dip coating method, inducing less than 0.2 dB of loss. The coated tapers are an ideal platform for realizing all-fiber devices that exploit evanescent-field interactions with the deposited porous film. As an example we demonstrate structural long-period gratings in which a periodic index variation in the film arises from the porosity variation produced by spatially varying exposure of the waist to a scanned CO<sub>2</sub> laser beam. The long period grating is insensitive to temperature up to 800 °C.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel

Citation
G. Kakarantzas, S. G. Leon-Saval, T. A. Birks, and P. St. J. Russell, "Low-loss deposition of solgel-derived silica films on tapered fibers," Opt. Lett. 29, 694-696 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-7-694

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