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Regenerated fiber Bragg gratings in non-hydrogen-loaded photosensitive fibers for high-temperature sensor networks
Author(s): E. Lindner; C. Chojetzki; M. Becker; S. Brückner; M. Rothhardt; H. Bartelt
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Paper Abstract

We report about a thermal regeneration of fiber Bragg gratings written in photosensitive fibers without hydrogen loading and with the use of UV nanosecond laser pulses. We observe a complex regenerative process which indicates a secondary grating growth in an optical fiber by thermal activation. This process leads to an increased temperature stability of the gratings up to 600 °C which differs from the commonly known Type I gratings. With the use of an interferometric writing technique it is possible to generate arrays of regenerated fiber Bragg gratings (RFBGs) for sensor networks. The writing conditions of such new type of gratings are investigated and the temperature behavior of these RFBGs is analyzed. This type of gratings is suitable for high temperature sensor networks by combining the attributes of good spectral shape and high reflectivity with high temperature stability showing no drift or hysteresis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7677, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VII, 76770H (23 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849517
Show Author Affiliations
E. Lindner, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
C. Chojetzki, Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors Technologies GmbH (Germany)
M. Becker, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
S. Brückner, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
M. Rothhardt, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)
H. Bartelt, Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7677:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VII
Alexis Mendez; Henry H. Du; Anbo Wang; Eric Udd; Stephen J. Mihailov, Editor(s)

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