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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2004
  • pp: 554–556

High-temperature sustainability of strong fiber Bragg gratings written into Sb-Ge-codoped photosensitive fiber: decay mechanisms involved during annealing

Yonghang Shen, Jinglei He, Tong Sun, and Kenneth T. V. Grattan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 554-556 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000554


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Abstract

An antimony–germanium- (Sb–Ge-) codoped fiber specially designed for the fabrication of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) with high temperature sustainability has been developed. The photosensitivity and the high-temperature sustainability of FBGs that have been written into this fiber were tested. The results obtained showed that the FBG written into this fiber has a very high temperature sustainability of 900 °C. A decay mechanism that involves cation hopping is presented to explain the observed high temperature sustainability of the grating written into this fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

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Yonghang Shen, Jinglei He, Tong Sun, and Kenneth T. V. Grattan, "High-temperature sustainability of strong fiber Bragg gratings written into Sb-Ge-codoped photosensitive fiber: decay mechanisms involved during annealing," Opt. Lett. 29, 554-556 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-6-554

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