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Thermal annealing of UV-induced compaction in germanosilicate preform plates
Author(s): Marc Douay; Wenxiang Xie; Pascal Bernage; D. Ramecourt; Pierre Niay; Bertrand Poumellec; Jean-Francois Bayon; H. Poignant
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Paper Abstract

Bragg gratings were written in the cores of 7 percent mole germania doped preform plates through exposure to cw UV light. The diffraction efficiencies of the holograms were measured at a probe wavelength of 633 nm. The photoinduced refractive index modulations were calculated from these data. Microscopic inspections of the plate surfaces have shown that UV exposure induced corrugations at the grating places. A phase shift interferometric microscope was used to measure the depths of the corrugations. These measurements have shown that the corrugation depths do not depend on the nature of the gas surrounding the plate at the time of the UV exposure. Afterwards, both the refractive index modulations and the depths of the corrugations were measured in the course of 30 min isochronal step annealing experiments. The heating induced refractive index modulation changes were calculated from the changes in the corrugation depths by means of as train densification model and then compared to the experimental ones. Heating the gratings up to 600 degrees C has shown that the densification process is thermally reversible.

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Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2841, Doped Fiber Devices, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258980
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Douay, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
Wenxiang Xie, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
Pascal Bernage, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
D. Ramecourt, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
Pierre Niay, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
Bertrand Poumellec, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Jean-Francois Bayon, France Telecom CNET-Lannion (France)
H. Poignant, France Telecom CNET-Lannion (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2841:
Doped Fiber Devices
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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