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Bragg gratings inscription in step-index PMMA optical fiber by femtosecond laser pulses at 400 nm
Author(s): X. Hu; D. Kinet; K. Chah; P. Mégret; C. Caucheteur
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report photo-inscription of uniform Bragg gratings in trans-4-stilbenemethanol-doped photosensitive step-index polymer optical fiber. Gratings were produced at ~1575 nm by the phase mask technique with a femtosecond laser emitting at 400 nm with different average optical powers (8 mW, 13 mW and 20 mW). The grating growth dynamics in transmission were monitored during the manufacturing process, showing that the grating grows faster with higher power. Using 20 mW laser beam power, the reflectivity reaches 94 % (8 dB transmission loss) in 70 seconds. Finally, the gratings were characterized in temperature in the range 20 - 45 °C. The thermal sensitivity has been computed equal to – 86.6 pm/°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 99161X (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236483
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X. Hu, Univ. de Mons (Belgium)
D. Kinet, Univ. de Mons (Belgium)
K. Chah, Univ. de Mons (Belgium)
P. Mégret, Univ. de Mons (Belgium)
C. Caucheteur, Univ. de Mons (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9916:
Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Elfed Lewis, Editor(s)

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