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Strong photosensitive gratings in tin-doped phosphosilicate optical fibres

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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.

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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), pp. 1982-1984. (doi:10.1364/OL.20.001982).

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Published date: 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 78147
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78147
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 71cac202-f1cc-402f-ae00-a357dcd8adc1

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:26

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Author: L. Dong
Author: J.L. Cruz
Author: J.A. Tucknott
Author: L. Reekie
Author: D.N. Payne

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