Narrow-line, permanent Bragg reflection gratings have been created in Ge-doped silica-core optical fibers by interfering beams of a single 20-ns pulse of KrF excimer laser light. Of the fibers studied, the highest reflectance value of ~2% was observed with a linewidth (FWHM) of 0.1 nm, which corresponds to a 2-mm grating length with an index modulation of ~3 × 10−5.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 13, 1992
Published: June 1, 1992
C. G. Askins, T.-E. Tsai, G. M. Williams, M. A. Putnam, M. Bashkansky, and E. J. Friebele, "Fiber Bragg reflectors prepared by a single excimer pulse," Opt. Lett. 17, 833-835 (1992)