We have written Bragg gratings of as much as 94% reflectance in germanium-doped optical fiber by two-beam interference of 244-nm continuous-wave UV light. We measured grating reflectance as a function of exposure time for UV light intensities ranging from 1.5 to 47 W/cm2 . The observed dependence of index modulation on time and intensity does not agree with the predictions of a model based on depletion of a defect population by one-photon absorption.
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H. Patrick and S. L. Gilbert, "Growth of Bragg gratings produced by continuous-wave ultraviolet light in optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 18, 1484-1486 (1993)