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Fibre Bragg gratings in polymer optical fibre at 980 nm
Author(s): Johan Terblanche; Diethelm Schmieder; Johan Meyer
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Paper Abstract

We describe the production of Bragg gratings at 980 nm in two types of single mode polymer optical fibres. The first type is based on PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) with a core of PMMA-PS copolymer with less than 5% PS (polystyrene). The second type is based on PMMA with the addition of PBzMA (polybenzylmethacrylate) and PEMA (polyethylmethacrylate) in the core. The success rate of inscribing gratings in the first and second type was 30 and 100%, respectively. The reflectivity varied from grating to grating. The disappearance of the gratings after a certain period of time is subject to further investigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7503, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 75037F (5 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.834698
Show Author Affiliations
Johan Terblanche, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)
Diethelm Schmieder, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)
Johan Meyer, Univ. of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7503:
20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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