Abstract

We report on what we believe to be the first successful inscription of continuously chirped fiber Bragg gratings (CCFBG) into a nonphotosensitive single-mode fiber (SMF) with near-IR femtosecond laser pulses. The continuous chirp was achieved by inscribing into a bent fiber using a phase mask scanning technique. We fabricated a 20mm long CCFBG with a bandwidth of 6nm and a maximal reflectivity of 50%. The second-order dispersion of the CCFBG of up to 28ps2 was measured with spectral interferometry.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Wikszak, J. Thomas, J. Burghoff, B. Ortac, J. Limpert, S. Nolte, U. Fuchs, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 2390 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Thomas, E. Wikszak, C. Voigtländer, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies (CLEO/PHAST) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ6-1-THU.
[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. A (1)

J. Thomas, E. Wikszak, T. Clausnitzer, U. Fuchs, U. Zeitner, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. A 86, 153 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Galvanauskas, M. Ferman, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1053 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Sugden, I. Bennion, A. Molony, and N. Copner, Electron. Lett. 30, 440 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

T. Erdogan, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1277 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

D. Nikogosyan, Meas. Sci. Technol. 18, R1 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (2)

H. Zhang and P. R. Herman, in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper BTuD4.

J. Thomas, E. Wikszak, C. Voigtländer, S. Nolte, and A. Tünnermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies (CLEO/PHAST) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CJ6-1-THU.
[PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Phase mask scanning setup for inscription of the CCFBG.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured (solid curve) and computed spectrum (dashed and dotted curves) of the CCFBG.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Reduced coupling constant κ as a function of distance z PM between the phase mask and the fiber.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

White-light interferometer used for the dispersion measurement.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured Φ 2 ( ω ) dispersion as a function of wavelength (thin curves) and average (bold curve).

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Λ = Λ PM 2 1 + ( z n + 1 z n x n + 1 x n ) 2 ,

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