Strong Bragg gratings in phosphate glass single mode fiber

J. Albert, A. Schülzgen, V. L. Temyanko, S. Honkanen, N. Peyghambarian

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Bragg gratings with reflectivities greater than 99% have been fabricated in phosphate glass single mode fibers by irradiating the fibers with 193 nm wavelength, high intensity pulses from an ArF excimer laser through a phase mask. Thermal treatment for 1000 h at temperatures up to 170°C did not degrade the gratings and resulted in an increase in grating strength. The refractive index modulation amplitudes obtained exceed 10-4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101127
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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