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Bragg gratings made with ultrafast radiation in crystal waveguides: lithium niobate, sapphire and YAG Bragg gratings
Author(s): Dan Grobnic; Stephen J. Mihailov; Christopher William Smelser
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Paper Abstract

We present results of Bragg gratings inscription in several crystalline optical weveguiding structures. Using infrared femtosecond radiation and the phase mask method, Bragg gratings were inscribed in multimode crystalline sapphire fiber, RPE lithium niobate waveguides and large area core multimode YAG fibers. It was shown that Bragg grating structures could be created in all these crystalline substrates with comparable IR- intensities. The spectral characteristics and the thermal stability of these Bragg gratings is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 679620 (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.778907
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Dan Grobnic, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Stephen J. Mihailov, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Christopher William Smelser, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6796:
Photonics North 2007

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