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Imaging of free-space interference patterns used to manufacture fiber Bragg gratings

Imaging of free-space interference patterns used to manufacture fiber Bragg gratings
Imaging of free-space interference patterns used to manufacture fiber Bragg gratings
A technologically important use of the free-space interference patterns formed by phase gratings is in the creation of the refractive-index variation along optical fiber Bragg gratings. The patterns can be imaged directly by use of a tapered optical fiber tip, which acts as a local probe of the optical field. We present measurements of these patterns under varying conditions and compare them with theoretical predictions. In discussing the results within the context of fiber grating manufacture, we also demonstrate the effects of incident-beam misalignment and wave-front curvature.
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6128-6135
Mills, J.D.
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Hillman, C.W.J.
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Blott, B.H.
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Blott, B.H.
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Mills, J.D., Hillman, C.W.J., Blott, B.H. and Brocklesby, W.S. (2000) Imaging of free-space interference patterns used to manufacture fiber Bragg gratings. Applied Optics, 39 (33), 6128-6135. (doi:10.1364/AO.39.006128).

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A technologically important use of the free-space interference patterns formed by phase gratings is in the creation of the refractive-index variation along optical fiber Bragg gratings. The patterns can be imaged directly by use of a tapered optical fiber tip, which acts as a local probe of the optical field. We present measurements of these patterns under varying conditions and compare them with theoretical predictions. In discussing the results within the context of fiber grating manufacture, we also demonstrate the effects of incident-beam misalignment and wave-front curvature.

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Published date: 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 13651
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13651
ISSN: 0003-6935
PURE UUID: 09469cf4-cb20-4895-955a-1fc717a16601
ORCID for W.S. Brocklesby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2123-6712

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Date deposited: 01 Jan 2005
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 02:05

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Author: J.D. Mills
Author: C.W.J. Hillman
Author: B.H. Blott
Author: W.S. Brocklesby ORCID iD

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