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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — May. 25, 2012

Characterization and modeling of Bragg gratings written in polymer fiber for use as filters in the THz region

Shu Fan Zhou, Laurence Reekie, Hau Ping Chan, Yuk Tak Chow, Po Sheun Chung, and Kwai Man Luk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9564-9571 (2012)

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We demonstrate fiber Bragg gratings written in polymer fiber for use in the THz window for the first time. A KrF excimer laser operating at 248 nm was used to inscribe notch-type gratings in single component Topas subwavelength fiber. A transmission loss at the centre wavelength of the grating of 60 dB is observed in short gratings containing only 192 notches. Experimental results and modeling are presented. The gratings are expected to find use in THz signal filtering and chemical or biosensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2012
Published: April 11, 2012

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Shu Fan Zhou, Laurence Reekie, Hau Ping Chan, Yuk Tak Chow, Po Sheun Chung, and Kwai Man Luk, "Characterization and modeling of Bragg gratings written in polymer fiber for use as filters in the THz region," Opt. Express 20, 9564-9571 (2012)

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