Tuning and chirping fiber Bragg gratings by deep etching

Dong, L., Cruz, J.L., Reekie, L. and Archambault, J.L. (1995) Tuning and chirping fiber Bragg gratings by deep etching. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 7, (12), 1433-1435. (doi:10.1109/68.477273).


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We have demonstrated a new method for tuning and chirping fiber gratings. It relies on etching of a fiber down to very small cladding diameter, so that the propagating optical mode in the fiber interacts with the surrounding media. A tuning range of 4.5 nm has been demonstrated with a potential of much larger tuning range by optimization of fibers. Chirped gratings were also demonstrated with this technique. These chirped gratings are very important for use in fiber dispersion compensation and optical pulse shaping.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/68.477273
ISSNs: 1041-1135 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77770
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 1995Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:12
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77770

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