OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4178–4181

Fast thermal regeneration of fiber Bragg gratings

Antonio Bueno, Damien Kinet, Patrice Mégret, and Christophe Caucheteur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 4178-4181 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004178


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (472 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

In this Letter we report a fast thermal regeneration of Type I fiber Bragg gratings inscribed with a UV laser in up to four different optical fibers: hydrogenated standard fiber, hydrogenated highly Ge-doped fiber, hydrogenated photosensitive fiber, and nonhydrogenated fiber. The thermal treatment consists in directly introducing the optical fiber into a preheated oven. The preheat temperature depends on the type of fiber used and is high enough to erase the grating and regenerate it afterward. The best results are obtained with hydrogenated photosensitive fiber and highly Ge-doped fiber, whereas no satisfactory results were obtained with hydrogenated standard fiber and nonhydrogenated photosensitive fiber. A regenerated grating with only 1.6 dB of loss was obtained in 10 min, reducing the time needed by a factor of 5.7. By adjusting the temperature of the oven, regenerated gratings of 13.7 dB of loss in 31 s and 5.8 dB of loss in 3 min were obtained. The factors of improvement in time are 110.3 and 19, respectively.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2013
Published: October 11, 2013

Citation
Antonio Bueno, Damien Kinet, Patrice Mégret, and Christophe Caucheteur, "Fast thermal regeneration of fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 4178-4181 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-20-4178


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994). [CrossRef]
  2. J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993). [CrossRef]
  3. N. Groothoff and J. Canning, Opt. Lett. 29, 2360 (2004). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Fokine, Opt. Lett. 27, 1016 (2002). [CrossRef]
  5. S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Canning, M. Stevenson, and K. Cook, Opt. Lett. 33, 1917 (2008). [CrossRef]
  6. J. Canning, M. Stevenson, S. Bandyopadhyay, and K. Cook, Sensors 8, 6448 (2008). [CrossRef]
  7. C. T. Prewitt, G. V. Gibbs, and P. J. Heaney, Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America, 1994).
  8. E. Lindner, C. Chojetzky, S. Brückner, M. Becker, M. Rothhardt, and H. Bartelt, Opt. Express 17, 12523 (2009). [CrossRef]
  9. D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Canning, P. Biswas, M. Stevenson, and K. Dasgupta, Opt. Express 19, 1198 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited