Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an automatic arc discharge technology for inscribing high-quality long period fiber gratings (LPFGs) with greatly improved inscription efficiency for single mode fiber (SMF) and photonic crystal fiber (PCF). The proposed technology was developed by implementing an embedded program in a commercial fusion splicer. In addition, the improved technology employs an ultraprecision motorized translation stage, and the tensioning mass required by conventional technology was eliminated. While hundreds of arc discharges are generally required by conventional technology, only 30 and 60 arc discharges were required to inscribe LPFGs with dip attenuations of 30 and 20 dB for SMF and PCF, respectively.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Chiral long-period gratings: fabrication, highly sensitive torsion sensing, and tunable single-band filtering

Xudong Kong, Kaili Ren, Liyong Ren, Jian Liang, and Haijuan Ju
Appl. Opt. 56(16) 4702-4707 (2017)

Higher-order diffraction of long-period microfiber gratings realized by arc discharge method

Pengcheng Fan, Li-Peng Sun, Zhipeng Yu, Jie Li, Chuang Wu, and Bai-Ou Guan
Opt. Express 24(22) 25380-25388 (2016)

Strain-insensitive and high-temperature long-period gratings inscribed in photonic crystal fiber

Yinian Zhu, Ping Shum, Hui-Wen Bay, Min Yan, Xia Yu, Juanjuan Hu, Jianzhong Hao, and Chao Lu
Opt. Lett. 30(4) 367-369 (2005)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription