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Experimental study of the photosensitivity of optical fiber
Author(s): Pieter L. Swart; Anatoli A. Chtcherbakov; Mikhail G. Shlyagin; Vasilii V. Spirin
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study of the photosensitivity of various types of photosensitive optical fiber. A new interferometric technique based on low-finesse fiber Bragg grating Fabry-Perot interferometers allowed the determination of the evolution of the refractive index during exposure to ultra-violet radiation from a KrF excimer laser. It was demonstrated experimentally that enhanced photosensitivity of standard SMF-28 fiber retains after complete outdiffusion of hydrogen. The dependencies of effective refractive index change versus fluence are presented for different photosensitive fibers and hydrogen-loaded fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4904, Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology II, (28 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481237
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Pieter L. Swart, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)
Anatoli A. Chtcherbakov, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)
Mikhail G. Shlyagin, CICESE (United States)
Vasilii V. Spirin, CICESE (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4904:
Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology II
Shuisheng Jian; Steven Shen; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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