Abstract

Strong Bragg grating fabrication in cheap, low power (rated 15W - intensity ~0.054Jcm-2) UV-lamp hypersensitised optical fibres is demonstrated. No optics has been used. Comparable results with recent 355nm laser hypersensitisation are obtained.

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  1. J. Canning, “Hydrogen and Photosensitivity,” Proceedings of White Nights’ Summer School on Photosensitivity in Optical Waveguides and Glasses (eds. H. Limberger and E. Dianov, Fiber Optics Research Centre, Moscow), St Petersburg, Russia, Lecture 8, (2002)
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  3. J. Canning, “Photosensitisation and photostabilisation of laser-induced index changes in optical fibres”, Opt. Fibre. Tech. 6, 275–289, (2000)
    [CrossRef]
  4. N. Viswanathan and J. Brennan, “Indication of re-circulating catalyst in photosensitive reactions with H2-saturation”, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2002), Anaheim, USA, paper TuQ1, (2002)
  5. J. Canning and P-F. Hu, “Low temperature hypersensitisation of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen”, Opt. Lett. 26, 1230–1232, (2001)
    [CrossRef]
  6. K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, and R. Tam, “Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure”, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002)
    [CrossRef]
  7. A. Canagasabey, J. Canning, and N. Groothoff, “355nm hypersensitisation of optical fibres,” Opt Lett. In press.

2002 (1)

K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, and R. Tam, “Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure”, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002)
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

J. Canning and P-F. Hu, “Low temperature hypersensitisation of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen”, Opt. Lett. 26, 1230–1232, (2001)
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, “Contemporary Thoughts on Glass Photosensitivity and their Practical Application,” Materials Forum 25, 60–87 (2001)

2000 (1)

J. Canning, “Photosensitisation and photostabilisation of laser-induced index changes in optical fibres”, Opt. Fibre. Tech. 6, 275–289, (2000)
[CrossRef]

Brennan, J.

N. Viswanathan and J. Brennan, “Indication of re-circulating catalyst in photosensitive reactions with H2-saturation”, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2002), Anaheim, USA, paper TuQ1, (2002)

Canagasabey, A.

A. Canagasabey, J. Canning, and N. Groothoff, “355nm hypersensitisation of optical fibres,” Opt Lett. In press.

Canning, J.

J. Canning, “Contemporary Thoughts on Glass Photosensitivity and their Practical Application,” Materials Forum 25, 60–87 (2001)

J. Canning and P-F. Hu, “Low temperature hypersensitisation of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen”, Opt. Lett. 26, 1230–1232, (2001)
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, “Photosensitisation and photostabilisation of laser-induced index changes in optical fibres”, Opt. Fibre. Tech. 6, 275–289, (2000)
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, “Hydrogen and Photosensitivity,” Proceedings of White Nights’ Summer School on Photosensitivity in Optical Waveguides and Glasses (eds. H. Limberger and E. Dianov, Fiber Optics Research Centre, Moscow), St Petersburg, Russia, Lecture 8, (2002)

A. Canagasabey, J. Canning, and N. Groothoff, “355nm hypersensitisation of optical fibres,” Opt Lett. In press.

Chen, K.P.

K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, and R. Tam, “Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure”, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002)
[CrossRef]

Groothoff, N.

A. Canagasabey, J. Canning, and N. Groothoff, “355nm hypersensitisation of optical fibres,” Opt Lett. In press.

Herman, P.R.

K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, and R. Tam, “Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure”, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002)
[CrossRef]

Hu, P-F.

Tam, R.

K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, and R. Tam, “Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure”, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002)
[CrossRef]

Viswanathan, N.

N. Viswanathan and J. Brennan, “Indication of re-circulating catalyst in photosensitive reactions with H2-saturation”, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2002), Anaheim, USA, paper TuQ1, (2002)

IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. (1)

K.P. Chen, P.R. Herman, and R. Tam, “Stronger fibre Bragg grating fabrication by hybrid 157nm and 248nm laser exposure”, IEEE Photon Technol. Lett. 14, 71, (2002)
[CrossRef]

Materials Forum (1)

J. Canning, “Contemporary Thoughts on Glass Photosensitivity and their Practical Application,” Materials Forum 25, 60–87 (2001)

Opt. Fibre. Tech. (1)

J. Canning, “Photosensitisation and photostabilisation of laser-induced index changes in optical fibres”, Opt. Fibre. Tech. 6, 275–289, (2000)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

J. Canning, “Hydrogen and Photosensitivity,” Proceedings of White Nights’ Summer School on Photosensitivity in Optical Waveguides and Glasses (eds. H. Limberger and E. Dianov, Fiber Optics Research Centre, Moscow), St Petersburg, Russia, Lecture 8, (2002)

N. Viswanathan and J. Brennan, “Indication of re-circulating catalyst in photosensitive reactions with H2-saturation”, Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2002), Anaheim, USA, paper TuQ1, (2002)

A. Canagasabey, J. Canning, and N. Groothoff, “355nm hypersensitisation of optical fibres,” Opt Lett. In press.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Natural log plots of grating growth for standard boron co-doped germanosilicate fibres hypersensitised with a UV lamp and 355nm laser and pristine fibre. (b) Fringe contrast plots for lamp and laser hypersensitised and pristine fibres.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Transmission profile of a grating fabricated using a 244nm frequency tripled argon ion laser in UV tube lamp hypersensitised fibre.

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