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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3359–3362

Polymer micro-fiber Bragg grating

Ginu Rajan, Muhammad Yusof Mohd Noor, Nigel H. Lovell, Eliathamby Ambikaizrajah, Gerald Farrell, and Gang-Ding Peng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3359-3362 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003359


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Abstract

Polymer micro-fibers with inscribed Bragg gratings are reported in this Letter. Starting with a single-mode polymer optical fiber and implementing a two-stage tapering process, a 16 μm diameter micro-fiber is fabricated and a Bragg grating is inscribed in it that exhibits a peak reflected wavelength circa 1530 nm. The growth dynamics of the polymer micro-fiber Bragg grating are also observed and analyzed. A maximum reflectivity of 5% is obtained after an exposure time of 3 min to a 50 mW power He–Cd laser of 325 nm wavelength. The temperature and strain characterization results of the micro-fiber Bragg grating with different diameters are also presented. Such polymer micro-fiber Bragg gratings can be used as sensors for high-sensitivity measurements in a number of application areas.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(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: July 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

Citation
Ginu Rajan, Muhammad Yusof Mohd Noor, Nigel H. Lovell, Eliathamby Ambikaizrajah, Gerald Farrell, and Gang-Ding Peng, "Polymer micro-fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 38, 3359-3362 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-17-3359

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