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Negative index gratings formed by a 193nm excimer laser

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We have demonstrated fast formation (~1500 pulses at ~1 J/cm^2/pulse) of fibre gratings with high negative index modulations (~-3×10^-4). These gratings were found to be far more stable than the gratings with positive index modulations formed at the early stage of the grating growth. We have also found that the maximum negative index modulations achieved do not depend on the pulse intensities, although the inverse of the time taken to reach the negative index modulation maximum varies linearly with the pulse intensities. This prompts us to use a three energy level system to model the photosensitivity in the boron-doped germanosilicate fibre. All the necessary parameters of the model can be determined from a single growth measurement of the average index change and the model's prediction fits well the measured index modulation growth.

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Dong, L., Liu, W.F. and Reekie, L. (1996) Negative index gratings formed by a 193nm excimer laser Optics Letters, 21, (24), pp. 2032-2034. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.002032).

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Published date: December 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 78054
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78054
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: daf63902-3033-47bb-bf18-a57ff63c2926

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:27

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Author: L. Dong
Author: W.F. Liu
Author: L. Reekie

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