Abstract

In this Letter we report a fast thermal regeneration of Type I fiber Bragg gratings inscribed with a UV laser in up to four different optical fibers: hydrogenated standard fiber, hydrogenated highly Ge-doped fiber, hydrogenated photosensitive fiber, and nonhydrogenated fiber. The thermal treatment consists in directly introducing the optical fiber into a preheated oven. The preheat temperature depends on the type of fiber used and is high enough to erase the grating and regenerate it afterward. The best results are obtained with hydrogenated photosensitive fiber and highly Ge-doped fiber, whereas no satisfactory results were obtained with hydrogenated standard fiber and nonhydrogenated photosensitive fiber. A regenerated grating with only 1.6 dB of loss was obtained in 10 min, reducing the time needed by a factor of 5.7. By adjusting the temperature of the oven, regenerated gratings of 13.7 dB of loss in 31 s and 5.8 dB of loss in 3 min were obtained. The factors of improvement in time are 110.3 and 19, respectively.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  2. J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  3. N. Groothoff and J. Canning, Opt. Lett. 29, 2360 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  4. M. Fokine, Opt. Lett. 27, 1016 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  5. S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Canning, M. Stevenson, and K. Cook, Opt. Lett. 33, 1917 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  6. J. Canning, M. Stevenson, S. Bandyopadhyay, and K. Cook, Sensors 8, 6448 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  7. C. T. Prewitt, G. V. Gibbs, and P. J. Heaney, Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America, 1994).
  8. E. Lindner, C. Chojetzky, S. Brückner, M. Becker, M. Rothhardt, and H. Bartelt, Opt. Express 17, 12523 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  9. D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  10. S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Canning, P. Biswas, M. Stevenson, and K. Dasgupta, Opt. Express 19, 1198 (2011).
    [CrossRef]

2011 (1)

2010 (1)

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2008 (2)

S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Canning, M. Stevenson, and K. Cook, Opt. Lett. 33, 1917 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Canning, M. Stevenson, S. Bandyopadhyay, and K. Cook, Sensors 8, 6448 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

2002 (1)

1994 (1)

T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Archambault, J.-L.

J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bandyopadhyay, S.

Barrera, D.

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bartelt, H.

Becker, M.

Biswas, P.

Brückner, S.

Bueno, A.

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Canning, J.

Chojetzky, C.

Cook, K.

J. Canning, M. Stevenson, S. Bandyopadhyay, and K. Cook, Sensors 8, 6448 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Bandyopadhyay, J. Canning, M. Stevenson, and K. Cook, Opt. Lett. 33, 1917 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Coviello, G.

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Dasgupta, K.

Erdogan, T.

T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Finazzi, V.

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fokine, M.

Gibbs, G. V.

C. T. Prewitt, G. V. Gibbs, and P. J. Heaney, Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America, 1994).

Groothoff, N.

Heaney, P. J.

C. T. Prewitt, G. V. Gibbs, and P. J. Heaney, Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America, 1994).

Lemaire, P. J.

T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lindner, E.

Mizrahi, V.

T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Monroe, D.

T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Prewitt, C. T.

C. T. Prewitt, G. V. Gibbs, and P. J. Heaney, Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America, 1994).

Pruneri, V.

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rothhardt, M.

Russell, P. St. J.

J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sales, S.

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Stevenson, M.

Electron. Lett. (1)

J.-L. Archambault, L. Reekie, and P. St. J. Russell, Electron. Lett. 29, 453 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Erdogan, V. Mizrahi, P. J. Lemaire, and D. Monroe, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 73 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. Barrera, V. Finazzi, G. Coviello, A. Bueno, S. Sales, and V. Pruneri, Proc. SPIE 7726, 772607 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sensors (1)

J. Canning, M. Stevenson, S. Bandyopadhyay, and K. Cook, Sensors 8, 6448 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

C. T. Prewitt, G. V. Gibbs, and P. J. Heaney, Reviews in Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America, 1994).

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Grating reflectivity evolution during the standard regeneration procedure.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Grating reflectivity evolution of FBGs written in SMF-H fibers annealed at constant temperatures.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Grating wavelength evolution of FBGs written in SMF-H fibers annealed at constant temperatures.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Grating reflectivity evolution of FBGs written in HiGe-H fibers annealed at constant temperatures.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Grating wavelength evolution of FBGs written in HiGe-H fibers annealed at constant temperatures.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Grating reflectivity evolution of FGBs written in Ge/B-H fibers annealed at constant temperatures.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Grating wavelength evolution of FGBs written in Ge/B-H fibers annealed at constant temperatures.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Grating reflectivity evolution of an FGB written in a Ge/B-H fiber annealed at 680°C.

Tables (1)

Tables Icon

Table 1. Inscription Parameters

Metrics