Strong bragg gratings in highly photosensitive photo-thermo-refractive- glass optical fiber

Peter Hofmann, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Daniel Ott, Marc Segall, Ivan Divliansky, Julien Lumeau, Larissa Glebova, Leonid Glebov, N. Peyghambarian, Axel Schülzgen

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Abstract

A new type of photosensitive fiber is demonstrated. Long lengths (> 100m) of coreless optical fiber are fabricated from highly photosensitive photo-thermo-refractive glass. A minimum loss of < 2 dB m is measured. A holographic technique using low power near-UV two-beam interference patterns is applied to record strong and robust Bragg gratings inside the fiber. The gratings show no degradation when heated up to 425°C for several hours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6353516
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2013

Keywords

  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • optical fiber fabrication
  • photo thermo refractive glass
  • photosensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hofmann, P., Amezcua-Correa, R., Antonio-Lopez, E., Ott, D., Segall, M., Divliansky, I., Lumeau, J., Glebova, L., Glebov, L., Peyghambarian, N., & Schülzgen, A. (2013). Strong bragg gratings in highly photosensitive photo-thermo-refractive- glass optical fiber. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 25(1), 25-28. [6353516]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2012.2227308