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Excimer laser production of fiber Bragg gratings
Author(s): Jean-Luc Archambault; Laurence Reekie; Philip St.J. Russell
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Paper Abstract

Using a KrF excimer laser operating at (lambda) equals 248 nm, we have demonstrated that fiber gratings having essentially 100% reflectivity can be manufactured using a single 20 ns pulse. In the course of studying the dynamics of the grating formation process, it was found that transient optical gains of as much as 8 dB/cm could be obtained in germanosilicate fiber. The first distributed feedback fiber laser has been made using this mechanism.

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Date Published: 22 December 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2044, Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides, (22 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165676
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Jean-Luc Archambault, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Laurence Reekie, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Philip St.J. Russell, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2044:
Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides
Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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