High-quality Phase-Shifted Bragg grating sensor inscribed with only one laser pulse in a polymer optical fiber

Marques, C. A.F., Pospori, A., Pereira, L., Marques, S., Antunes, P., Bang, O., Webb, D. J. and André, P. (2017). High-quality Phase-Shifted Bragg grating sensor inscribed with only one laser pulse in a polymer optical fiber. IN: SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, IMOC 2017. IEEE.

Abstract

We present the first phase-shifted polymer optical fiber Bragg grating sensor inscribed with only one KrF laser pulse. The phase shift defect was created directly during the grating inscription process by placing a very narrow blocking aperture, in the center of the UV beam. One laser pulse with a duration of 15 ns and energy 6.3 mJ is adequate to introduce a refractive index change of 0.69×10-4 in the fiber core. The high-quality produced Bragg grating structure rejects 16.3 dB transmitted power, thus providing 97.6% reflectivity, which is well suited for photonic applications. The transmission notch depth is about 10 dB and very sharp notches of 3 dB width ranging from 14 pm is reported. The temperature, strain, and pressure response of the sensor has been characterized showing promising results in applications that require high-precision measurements. The ability to inscribe these high-quality sensors effectively can significantly reduce their production cost in industry.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/IMOC.2017.8121046
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
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Event Title: 17th SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, IMOC 2017
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2017-08-27 - 2017-08-30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annealing,Fiber Bragg Gratings,Optical Sensors,Phase-Shift,Polymer Fibers,Computer Networks and Communications,Instrumentation,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2017-12-01
Published Online Date: 2017-12-01
Authors: Marques, C. A.F.
Pospori, A.
Pereira, L.
Marques, S.
Antunes, P.
Bang, O.
Webb, D. J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
André, P.

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