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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 754–765

Bragg grating inscription in various optical fibers with femtosecond infrared lasers and a phase mask

Stephen J. Mihailov, Dan Grobnic, Christopher W. Smelser, Ping Lu, Robert B. Walker, and Huimin Ding  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 754-765 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000754


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Abstract

Since its demonstration in 2003, Bragg grating inscription with high-power femtosecond pulse duration infrared sources and phase masks has proven to be an effective and far more versatile approach to grating fabrication than the conventional ultraviolet laser technique. The ultrafast IR laser-based process allows for the creation of grating structures in glassy and crystalline material waveguides that are not typically UV-photosensitive, thereby creating new applications for Bragg gratings. In this paper we will review studies that have been performed on the development and applications of the ultrafast laser technique to fabricate gratings in various optical fibers and waveguides using phase masks.

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OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Artificially Engineered Structures

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2011
Published: July 29, 2011

Virtual Issues
Femtosecond Direct Laser Writing and Structuring of Materials (2011) Optical Materials Express
(2011) Advances in Optics and Photonics

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Stephen J. Mihailov, Dan Grobnic, Christopher W. Smelser, Ping Lu, Robert B. Walker, and Huimin Ding, "Bragg grating inscription in various optical fibers with femtosecond infrared lasers and a phase mask," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 754-765 (2011)
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