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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2002
  • pp: 686–688

Optical fiber long-period gratings with Langmuir—Blodgett thin-film overlays

Nicholas D. Rees, Stephen W. James, Ralph P. Tatam, and Geoffery J. Ashwell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 686-688 (2002)

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An overlay material was deposited by the Langmuir–Blodgett technique onto a single-mode optical fiber containing a long-period grating. The long-period grating exhibits characteristic attenuation bands in its transmission spectrum whose central wavelengths were observed to depend on the optical thickness of the overlay material, even for materials that have a refractive index higher than that of silica.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

Nicholas D. Rees, Stephen W. James, Ralph P. Tatam, and Geoffery J. Ashwell, "Optical fiber long-period gratings with Langmuir—Blodgett thin-film overlays," Opt. Lett. 27, 686-688 (2002)

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