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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1862–1871

High 90% efficiency Bragg gratings formed in fused silica by femtosecond Gauss-Bessel laser beams

Mindaugas Mikutis, Tadas Kudrius, Gintas Šlekys, Domas Paipulas, and Saulius Juodkazis  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1862-1871 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001862


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Abstract

Direct laser write of volume Bragg gratings with diffraction efficiency (absolute) ∼90% is demonstrated using Gauss-Bessel laser beams in fused silica glass. Axial multiplexing of ∼ 90 μm long segments of modified optical material was demonstrated and thick Bragg gratings of aspect ratio depth/period ≈234 were achieved with period d = 1.5 μm. Typical fabrication scanning speeds were up to 50 mm/s for gratings with cross sections up to five millimeters made within 1 h time. Potential applications of high efficiency Bragg gratings in a low nonlinearity medium such as silica are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

History
Original Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2013
Published: October 10, 2013

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Mindaugas Mikutis, Tadas Kudrius, Gintas Šlekys, Domas Paipulas, and Saulius Juodkazis, "High 90% efficiency Bragg gratings formed in fused silica by femtosecond Gauss-Bessel laser beams," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1862-1871 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-11-1862


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