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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1266–1268

Bragg gratings in defect-free germanium-doped optical fibers

J. Albert, K. O. Hill, D. C. Johnson, F. Bilodeau, S. J. Mihailov, N. F. Borrelli, and J. Amin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 18, pp. 1266-1268 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001266


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Abstract

Bragg gratings have been written in germanium-doped optical fibers that have been treated to remove the UV absorption bands associated with oxygen-deficient defects. When one is using high-intensity 193-nm light from an ArF excimer laser to fabricate the gratings, the refractive index increases and the grating transmission spectra are similar to those obtained in standard (untreated) fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

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J. Albert, K. O. Hill, D. C. Johnson, F. Bilodeau, S. J. Mihailov, N. F. Borrelli, and J. Amin, "Bragg gratings in defect-free germanium-doped optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1266-1268 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-18-1266

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