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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 771–773

Fabrication of strong long-period gratings in hydrogen-free fibers with 157-nm F2-laser radiation

Kevin P. Chen, Peter R. Herman, Jie Zhang, and Robin Tam  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 771-773 (2001)

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Long-period gratings were fabricated in standard telecommunication fiber (Corning SMF-28) by use of what is believed to be record short-wavelength light from a 157-nm F2 laser. Strong loss peaks were formed without the need for enhancement techniques such as hydrogen loading. The magnitude of the attenuation peak was sensitive to the single-pulse laser fluence, decreasing with increasing pulse fluence as a result of nonuniform 157-nm laser interaction with both the fiber cladding and core. The long-period fiber gratings have good wavelength stability (Δλ~7 nm) under thermal annealing at 150 °C.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

Kevin P. Chen, Peter R. Herman, Jie Zhang, and Robin Tam, "Fabrication of strong long-period gratings in hydrogen-free fibers with 157-nm F2-laser radiation," Opt. Lett. 26, 771-773 (2001)

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