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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1230–1232

Low-temperature hypersensitization of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen

J. Canning and P-F. Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1230-1232 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001230


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Abstract

Conventional hydrogen loading of phosphosilicate optical fibers at relatively low temperatures (80 °C) is sufficient to enhance the fiber's photosensitivity after hydrogen outdiffusion, allowing permanent Bragg grating structures to be produced. Thermal sensitization is proposed to be a major contributor to stable index change.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

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J. Canning and P-F. Hu, "Low-temperature hypersensitization of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen," Opt. Lett. 26, 1230-1232 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-16-1230


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