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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1918–1920

Femtosecond direct-writing of low-loss fiber Bragg gratings using a continuous core-scanning technique

Robert J. Williams, Ria G. Krämer, Stefan Nolte, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1918-1920 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001918


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Abstract

We report the inscription of low-loss fiber Bragg gratings using focused femtosecond (fs) pulses and a continuous core-scanning technique. This direct-write technique produces high-fidelity Type I-IR gratings that share the inherent advantages of other direct-write methods, such as the point-by-point (PbP) method, for which the grating period is a free parameter. However, here we demonstrate an order of magnitude improvement in scattering loss compared to PbP gratings, to a level comparable with that of phase-mask-based fs inscription. A first-order grating was inscribed in standard telecommunications fiber with 49dB transmission at the Bragg wavelength and 0.1dB broadband scattering loss. Potential application of these gratings to large-mode-area fibers and chirped grating fabrication are highlighted.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2013
Published: May 27, 2013

Citation
Robert J. Williams, Ria G. Krämer, Stefan Nolte, and Michael J. Withford, "Femtosecond direct-writing of low-loss fiber Bragg gratings using a continuous core-scanning technique," Opt. Lett. 38, 1918-1920 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-11-1918


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