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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1449–1451

Bragg grating recording in low-defect optical fibers using ultraviolet femtosecond radiation and a double-phase mask interferometer

Michalis Livitziis and Stavros Pissadakis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1449-1451 (2008)

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The fabrication of Bragg reflectors in fluorine depressed cladding silicate glass and SMF-28 fibers by employing a double-phase mask interferometer and 248 nm , 500 fs laser radiation is demonstrated here. The maximum refractive index changes obtained were of the order of 6 × 10 4 for pulse intensities of 220 GW cm 2 and accumulated energy densities of 3.5 kJ cm 2 . The Bragg gratings fabricated in the F-doped fiber endured temperatures greater than 700°C, while those inscribed in the standard telecom fiber demarcated at 900°C. The experimental results presented depict that the combination of the two phase mask interferometer and the 248 nm photon at sub- TW cm 2 intensities constitute an efficient route in the fabrication of Bragg gratings in low-defect silicate glass optical fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Michalis Livitziis and Stavros Pissadakis, "Bragg grating recording in low-defect optical fibers using ultraviolet femtosecond radiation and a double-phase mask interferometer," Opt. Lett. 33, 1449-1451 (2008)

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