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Applications of femtosecond laser induced Bragg gratings in silica and non-silica based optical fibers
Author(s): Stephen J. Mihailov; Dan Grobnic; Christopher W. Smelser; Ping Lu; Robert B. Walker; Huimin Ding
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Paper Abstract

Since its development in 2003, the technique of Bragg grating inscription using an ultrafast infrared laser and a phase mask has proven to be far more versatile than the standard ultraviolet laser approach. The ultrafast IR laser-based process allows for the creation of grating structures in glassy and crystalline material waveguides that are not typically UV-photosensitive, thereby creating new applications for Bragg gratings where the use of UV-photosensitive silica fibers is not possible. In this paper we will review the studies that have been performed at the Communications Research Centre Canada on the applications of the ultrafast laser technique to fabricate gratings in various optical fibers and waveguides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7589, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications X, 75890I (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847083
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen J. Mihailov, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
Dan Grobnic, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
Christopher W. Smelser, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
Ping Lu, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
Robert B. Walker, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
Huimin Ding, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7589:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications X
Alexander Heisterkamp; Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Rick P. Trebino, Editor(s)

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