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Bragg gratings written in Sn-Er-Ge codoped silica fiber: investigation of photosensitivity, thermal stability and sensing potential

Pal, Suchandan and Sun, Tong and Grattan, Kenneth and Wade, Scott A and Collins, Stephen F and Baxter, Gregory W and Dussardier, Bernard and Monnom, Gerard (2004) Bragg gratings written in Sn-Er-Ge codoped silica fiber: investigation of photosensitivity, thermal stability and sensing potential. Journal of the Optical Society of America: A, Optics, Image Science, and Vi, 21 (8). pp. 1503-1511. ISSN 1084-7529

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Abstract

Bragg gratings were fabricated in an Sn–Er–Ge-codoped silica fiber with a phase mask and ultraviolet radiation from a 248-nm KrF excimer laser. The photosensitivity of the fiber was examined by studying the initial growth rate of the gratings written into it. The thermal stability of the gratings was investigated and modeled in terms of both the refractive-index modulation and the effective refractive index of the fiber core. It was shown that the temperature-induced irreversible shift in the Bragg wavelength could not be predicted by the isothermal decay of the refractive-index modulation. Finally, the potential of the gratings written into the fiber is discussed in terms of their use in high-temperature-sensing applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008 03:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2013 01:09
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1086
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.21.001503
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