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Dynamics of thermal annealing of fibre gratings directly written by an infrared femtosecond laser
Author(s): A. Martinez; I. Khrushchev; I. Bennion
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Paper Abstract

The inscription of fibre Bragg gratings using infrared femtosecond laser offers a number of advantages over conventional methods based on UV inscription. The refractive index modification in femtosecond inscription is independent on defect formation and therefore should not experiment the defect-related thermal decay of UV inscribed gratings. In this paper, the response to thermal annealing of fiber Bragg gratings inscribed using a tightly focussed femtosecond laser is investigated. Experimental results reveal a vastly improve thermal stability compared to gratings inscribed using conventional methods based on UV light. Erasure was not observed until temperatures in the range between 900°C and 1000°C. These devices are therefore particularly suited to work in hostile environments and as high temperature sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605551
Show Author Affiliations
A. Martinez, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
I. Khrushchev, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
I. Bennion, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5825:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
John Gerard McInerney; Harold S. Gamble; Gerald Farrell; David M. Denieffe; Padraig Hughes; R. Alan Moore; Liam Barry, Editor(s)

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