Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres:optimization for sensing applications

Koutsides, Charalambos, Yiangou, Eleni, Themistos, Christos, Komodromos, Michael, Christodoulides, Paul and Kalli, Kyriacos (2012). Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres:optimization for sensing applications. IN: Microstructured and specialty optical fibres. Kalli, Kyriacos and Mendez, Alexis (eds) SPIE proceedings . SPIE.

Abstract

Photonic crystal fibres (PCF) and more commonly microstructure fibres, remain interesting and novel fibre types and when suitably designed can prove to be "ideal" for sensing applications, as the different geometrical arrangement of the air holes alters their optical wave-guiding properties, whilst also providing tailored dispersion characteristics. This impacts the performance of grating structures, which offer wavelength encoded sensing information. We undertake a study on different air hole geometries and proceed with characterization of fibre Bragg and long period gratings, FBG and LPG, respectively that have been inscribed (using either a femtosecond or ultraviolet laser system) within different designs of microstructured fibre that are of interest for sensing applications.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925662
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Additional Information: Charalambos Koutsides; Eleni Yiangou; Christos Themistos; Michael Komodromos; Paul Christodoulides and Kyriacos Kalli; "Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres: optimization for sensing applications", Proc. SPIE 8426, Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres, 84261O (June 1, 2012). Copyright 2012. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.925662
Event Title: Microstructured and specialty optical fibres
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2012-04-17 - 2012-04-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
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Published Date: 2012-04-12
Authors: Koutsides, Charalambos
Yiangou, Eleni
Themistos, Christos
Komodromos, Michael
Christodoulides, Paul
Kalli, Kyriacos

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