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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3850–3853

Efficient inscription of Bragg gratings in As2S3 fibers using near bandgap light

L. E. Zou, I. V. Kabakova, E. C. Mägi, E. Li, C. Florea, I. D. Aggarwal, B. Shaw, J. S. Sanghera, and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3850-3853 (2013)

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Efficient inscription of Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in single-mode, thin cladding As2S3 fibers is demonstrated by using near bandgap light at 532 nm. The FBGs with the reflectivity of over 80% can be induced in only 80–90 s, substantially faster than in previous reports. The dynamics of the grating growth are investigated in the photosensitivity process, showing a fast blue shift of the Bragg wavelength and then a somewhat slower red shift. The aging of the grating after fabrication is also reported, indicating a 37% decay of the grating strength.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2013
Published: September 24, 2013

L. E. Zou, I. V. Kabakova, E. C. Mägi, E. Li, C. Florea, I. D. Aggarwal, B. Shaw, J. S. Sanghera, and B. J. Eggleton, "Efficient inscription of Bragg gratings in As2S3 fibers using near bandgap light," Opt. Lett. 38, 3850-3853 (2013)

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