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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 765–767

Fabrication of long-period fiber gratings by use of focused ion-beam irradiation

M. L. von Bibra, A. Roberts, and J. Canning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 765-767 (2001)

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Long-period gratings have been made in nonphotosensitive optical fibers by irradiation of the core of a fiber with a focused beam of high-energy protons. The irradiated fibers exhibit relatively low loss, even before thermal annealing, and possess strongly wavelength-dependent transmission. The absence of a mask provides the opportunity to tailor the grating to a desired profile, and a variety of grating profiles were explored. The profile most resembling a sinusoid was found to produce the cleanest transmission spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

M. L. von Bibra, A. Roberts, and J. Canning, "Fabrication of long-period fiber gratings by use of focused ion-beam irradiation," Opt. Lett. 26, 765-767 (2001)

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