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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1603–1605

Direct inscription of Bragg gratings in coated fibers by an infrared femtosecond laser

Amos Martinez, Igor Y. Khrushchev, and Ian Bennion  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 11, pp. 1603-1605 (2006)

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Inscription of fiber Bragg gratings through the coating of a nonphotosensitized standard telecommunication fiber is demonstrated for what is believed to be the first time. Highly reflective gratings were produced by direct point-by-point writing with an infrared femtosecond laser. The length of the gratings presented ranged from 5 to 26 mm . The technique does not require a special coating, as standard coatings are transparent to infrared radiation. Inscription through the coating improves the mechanical strength of the processed segment of fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2006

Amos Martinez, Igor Y. Khrushchev, and Ian Bennion, "Direct inscription of Bragg gratings in coated fibers by an infrared femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1603-1605 (2006)

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