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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3646–3649

High mechanical strength fiber Bragg gratings made with infrared femtosecond pulses and a phase mask

M. Bernier, F. Trépanier, J. Carrier, and R. Vallée  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3646-3649 (2014)

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We report that by using 800 nm femtosecond pulses and the phase-mask technique, first-order fiber Bragg gratings with refractive index modulation in excess of 1×103 can be written through both the acrylate and polyimide coatings of unloaded standard silica fibers without noticeable degradation of mechanical strength. We also demonstrate that the same experimental conditions can be applied for efficient FBG writing through the polyimide coating of pure silica core fibers, opening significant opportunities in the field of fiber sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2014
Published: June 12, 2014

M. Bernier, F. Trépanier, J. Carrier, and R. Vallée, "High mechanical strength fiber Bragg gratings made with infrared femtosecond pulses and a phase mask," Opt. Lett. 39, 3646-3649 (2014)

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