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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3900–3902

Writing of Bragg gratings through the polymer jacket of low-loss As2S3 fibers using femtosecond pulses at 800 nm

M. Bernier, M. El-Amraoui, J. F. Couillard, Y. Messaddeq, and R. Vallée  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3900-3902 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003900


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Abstract

Fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) were written through the polymer jacket of low-loss single mode As 2 S 3 chalcogenide fibers by using femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm and a phase-mask. Peak reflectivity in excess of 99% was obtained at 3440 nm after 5 min of exposure. The resulting FBG maintained a peak reflectivity of 90% after 64 min of thermal annealing at 100 °C. This demonstration paves the way to the development of all-fiber mid-infrared laser sources.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2012
Published: September 14, 2012

Citation
M. Bernier, M. El-Amraoui, J. F. Couillard, Y. Messaddeq, and R. Vallée, "Writing of Bragg gratings through the polymer jacket of low-loss As2S3fibers using femtosecond pulses at 800 nm," Opt. Lett. 37, 3900-3902 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-18-3900


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