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Optical Engineering

Background loss minimization in arc-induced long-period fiber gratings
Author(s): Luis A. Garcia; Ismael Torres-Gomez; Alejandro Martinez-Rios; David Monzon-Hernandez; J. Reyes-Gomez
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the minimization of background loss for arc-induced long-period fiber gratings in standard fiber by Taguchi's optimization method. We use Taguchi's method to determine the optimum values for parameters like electric-arc power, arc duration, and tensile strain applied over the fiber during the inscription process. With these optimal parameters, we minimize the background loss resulting from the geometrical deformations of the fiber. The experimental results show that background loss can be reduced from more than 1 dB to less than 0.3 dB at rejection bands with isolation >15 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(6) 065001 doi: 10.1117/1.3447920
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Luis A. Garcia, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Ismael Torres-Gomez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Alejandro Martinez-Rios, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
David Monzon-Hernandez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
J. Reyes-Gomez, Univ. de Colima (Mexico)

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