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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1982–1984

Strong photosensitive gratings in tin-doped phosphosilicate optical fibers

L. Dong, J. L. Cruz, J. A. Tucknott, L. Reekie, and D. N. Payne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 1982-1984 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001982


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Abstract

Strong photosensitive gratings of both type I and II have been demonstrated in germanium-free tin-doped phosphosilicate fibers. An index change of ~1.2 × 10−3 has been achieved in 40 s of exposure. The fibers have strong absorption (~0.8 dB/μm) at the writing wavelength of ~248 nm because of tin doping. This is the first time to our knowledge that such strong gratings have been written in a phosphorous-containing silica fiber without low-temperature hydrogenation and that type II gratings have been written in a germanium-free fiber. The tin-doping technique can be used to write gratings in rare-earth-doped phosphosilicate fibers and to produce low-N.A. fibers for mass production of strong single-pulse type II gratings during fiber pulling.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 1995
Published: October 1, 1995

Citation
L. Dong, J. L. Cruz, J. A. Tucknott, L. Reekie, and D. N. Payne, "Strong photosensitive gratings in tin-doped phosphosilicate optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 20, 1982-1984 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-19-1982

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