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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1560–1562

Continuously chirped fiber Bragg gratings by femtosecond laser structuring

Jens Thomas, Christian Voigtländer, Damian Schimpf, Fabian Stutzki, Elodie Wikszak, Jens Limpert, Stefan Nolte, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 14, pp. 1560-1562 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001560


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Abstract

We report on what we believe to be the first successful inscription of continuously chirped fiber Bragg gratings (CCFBG) into a nonphotosensitive single-mode fiber (SMF) with near-IR femtosecond laser pulses. The continuous chirp was achieved by inscribing into a bent fiber using a phase mask scanning technique. We fabricated a 20 mm long CCFBG with a bandwidth of 6 nm and a maximal reflectivity of 50%. The second-order dispersion of the CCFBG of up to 28 ps 2 was measured with spectral interferometry.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2008
Published: July 8, 2008

Citation
Jens Thomas, Christian Voigtländer, Damian Schimpf, Fabian Stutzki, Elodie Wikszak, Jens Limpert, Stefan Nolte, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Continuously chirped fiber Bragg gratings by femtosecond laser structuring," Opt. Lett. 33, 1560-1562 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-14-1560

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