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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3296–3298

Continuous wave ultraviolet light-induced fiber Bragg gratings in few- and single-mode microstructured polymer optical fibers

Helen Dobb, David J. Webb, Kyriacos Kalli, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne C. Large, and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3296-3298 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003296


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Abstract

We report observations and measurements of the inscription of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in two different types of microstructured polymer optical fiber: few-mode and an endlessly single mode. Contrary to the FBG inscription in silica microstructured fiber, where high-energy laser pulses are a prerequisite, we have successfully used a low-power cw laser source operating at 325 nm to produce 1 cm long gratings with a reflection peak at 1570 nm. Peak reflectivities of more than 10% have been observed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Citation
Helen Dobb, David J. Webb, Kyriacos Kalli, Alexander Argyros, Maryanne C. Large, and Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, "Continuous wave ultraviolet light-induced fiber Bragg gratings in few- and single-mode microstructured polymer optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, 3296-3298 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-24-3296

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