Enhanced photosensitivity in lightly doped standard telecommunication fibre exposed to high fluence ArF excimer laser light


  • Albert, Jacques
  • Malo, B.
  • Hill, K. O.
  • Bilodeau, F.
  • Johnson, D. C.
  • Thériault, S.




The core refractive index of Corning SMF-28 optical fibre exposed to ArF laser pulses increases with the square of the fluence per pulse. Bragg gratings with a refractive index modulation amplitude higher than 10-3 have been obtained. This is an order of magnitude improvement over previously reported values for this type of fibre in the absence of treatment to enhance the photosensitivity



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Published in Peer Reviewed Journal

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Faculty of Engineering and Design

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Department of Electronics

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