Continuous-wave ultraviolet light induced fiber Bragg gratings in few- and single-mode microstructured polymer optical fibers


Reported are observations and measurements of the inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in two different types of microstructured polymer optical fibre: few-moded and endlessly single mode. Contrary to FBG inscription in silica microstructured fibre, where high energy laser pulses are a prerequisite, we have successfully used a low power CW laser source operating at 325nm to produce 1-cm long gratings with a reflection peak at 1570 nm. Peak reflectivities of more than 10% have been observed.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
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Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre Bragg gratings, microstructured polymer optical fibre, few-moded, endlessly single mode, silica microstructured fibre, high energy laser pulses prerequisite
Publication ISSN: 0146-9592
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Published Date: 2005-12
Authors: Dobb, Helen L.
Webb, David J.
Kalli, Kyriacos
Argyros, Alexander
Large, Maryanne C.J.
van Eijkelenborg, Martijn

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