Abstract

Hydrogen-loaded fibers were exposed to solar radiation for 20 days, in which time the hydrogen was allowed to out-diffuse. Gratings written in these fibers show an increased photosensitivity compared with pristine fibers. Results show the solar radiation has a similar effect on both stripped and unstripped fibers. This work agrees with the fundamental process of using low fluence, long UV sources to photosensitize hydrogen-loaded, germanium-doped fibers.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
355-nm hypersensitization of optical fibers

Albert Canagasabey, John Canning, and Nathaniel Groothoff
Opt. Lett. 28(13) 1108-1110 (2003)

Low-temperature hypersensitization of phosphosilicate waveguides in hydrogen

J. Canning and P-F. Hu
Opt. Lett. 26(16) 1230-1232 (2001)

Mechanisms of Bragg grating formation in UV hypersensitized standard germanosilicate fibers with KrF laser light

Matthieu Lancry, Pierre Niay, Marc Douay, and Bertrand Poumellec
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23(8) 1556-1564 (2006)

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 (4)

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

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