Strong photosensitive gratings in tin-doped phosphosilicate optical fibres

Dong, L., Cruz, J.L., Tucknott, J.A., Reekie, L. and Payne, D.N. (1995) Strong photosensitive gratings in tin-doped phosphosilicate optical fibres. Optics Letters, 20, (19), 1982-1984. (doi:10.1364/OL.20.001982).


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Strong photosensitive gratings of both type I and II have been demonstrated in germanium-free tin-doped phosphosilicate fibers. The fibers have strong absorption (~0.8 dB/µm) at the writing wavelength of ~248 nm because of tin doping. This is the first time to our knowledge that such strong gratings have been written in a phosphorous-containing silica fiber without low-temperature hydrogenation and that type II gratings have been written in a germanium-free fiber. The tin-doping technique can be used to write gratings in rare-earth-doped phosphosilicate fibers and to produce low-N.A. fibers for mass production of strong single-pulse type II gratings during fiber pulling.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.20.001982
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (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: 78147
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:12

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