Electrically tunable Bragg gratings in single mode polymer optical fiber


We present what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of a tunable fiber Bragg grating device in polymer optical fiber that utilizes a thin-film resistive heater deposited on the surface of the fiber. The polymer fiber was coated via photochemical deposition of a Pd/Cu metallic layer with a procedure induced by vacuum-ultraviolet radiation at room temperature. The resulting device, when wavelength tuned via joule heating, underwent a wavelength shift of 2 nm for a moderate input power of 160 mW, a wavelength to input power coefficient of-13.4 pm/mW, and a time constant of 1.7 s-1.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000214
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Additional Information: © 2007 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-3-214. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: tunable fiber Bragg grating device,polymer optical fiber,thin-film resistive heater,surface,fiber,photochemical deposition,Pd/Cu metallic layer,vacuum-ultraviolet radiation,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2007-02-01
Published Online Date: 2007-01-12
Authors: Kalli, K.
Dobb, H.L.
Webb, D.J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Komodromos, M.
Themistos, C.
Peng, G.D.
Fang, Q.
Boyd, I.W.



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