Grating formation in pure silica-core fibers

Creator: 

  • Albert, Jacques
  • Fokine, Michael
  • Margulis, Walter

Date: 

2002-05-15

Abstract: 

Strong grating formation in pure silica-core fibers by use of 193-nm ArF-laser radiation is reported. Unsaturated refractive-index changes of Dn∼0.3x10(-3) were observed in nontreated fiber, and changes of Dn∼0.5x10(-3) were observed in fibers with a high hydroxyl concentration. Possible mechanisms of photosensitivity in pure silica-core fibers are discussed.

Publisher: 

OSA Publishing

Peer Review: 

Published in Peer Reviewed Journal

Faculty Name: 

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Department Name: 

Department of Electronics

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