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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 832–844

Role of the 1D optical filamentation process in the writing of first order fiber Bragg gratings with femtosecond pulses at 800nm [Invited]

Martin Bernier, Stephan Gagnon, and Réal Vallée  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 832-844 (2011)

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The role of the optical filamentation of ultra-short infrared pulses at 800nm in the inscription of highly reflective and low loss fundamental order fiber Bragg gratings is investigated. The onset of the filamentation process is first evidenced through the observation of the spectra of both supercontinuum generation and plasma emission as well as through the precise measurement of the plasma-induced refractive index change. Typical samples of FBG obtained with this approach are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2011
Published: August 3, 2011

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Martin Bernier, Stephan Gagnon, and Réal Vallée, "Role of the 1D optical filamentation process in the writing of first order fiber Bragg gratings with femtosecond pulses at 800nm [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 832-844 (2011)

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