Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres: optimization for sensing applications

Charalambos Koutsides*, Eleni Yiangou, Christos Themistos, Michael Komodromos, Paul Christodoulides, Kyriacos Kalli

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Abstract

Photonic crystal fibres (PCF) and more commonly microstructure fibres, remain interesting and novel fibre types and when suitably designed can prove to be "ideal" for sensing applications, as the different geometrical arrangement of the air holes alters their optical wave-guiding properties, whilst also providing tailored dispersion characteristics. This impacts the performance of grating structures, which offer wavelength encoded sensing information. We undertake a study on different air hole geometries and proceed with characterization of fibre Bragg and long period gratings, FBG and LPG, respectively that have been inscribed (using either a femtosecond or ultraviolet laser system) within different designs of microstructured fibre that are of interest for sensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrostructured and specialty optical fibres
EditorsKyriacos Kalli, Alexis Mendez
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9118-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2012
EventMicrostructured and specialty optical fibres - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 17 Apr 201219 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume8426
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceMicrostructured and specialty optical fibres
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period17/04/1219/04/12

Bibliographical note

Charalambos Koutsides; Eleni Yiangou; Christos Themistos; Michael Komodromos; Paul Christodoulides and Kyriacos Kalli; "Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres: optimization for sensing applications", Proc. SPIE 8426, Microstructured and Specialty Optical Fibres, 84261O (June 1, 2012).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.925662

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  • Research Output

    • 3 Conference publication
    • 1 Review article

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    Webb, D. J., 19 Aug 2015, In : Measurement Science and Technology. 26, 9, 11 p., 092004.

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  • An intrinsic biochemical concentration sensor using a polymer optical fibre Bragg grating

    Zhang, W., Webb, D. J. & Peng, G-D., 2012, Micro-structured and specialty optical fibres. Kalli, K. & Mendez, A. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 8426. 6 p. (SPIE proceedings).

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  • An investigation into the wavelength stability of polymer optical fibre Bragg gratings

    Zhang, W., Abang, A., Webb, D. J. & Peng, G-D., 2012, Micro-structured and specialty optical fibres. Kalli, K. & Mendez, A. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 8426. 8 p. (SPIE proceedings).

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    Koutsides, C., Yiangou, E., Themistos, C., Komodromos, M., Christodoulides, P., & Kalli, K. (2012). Femtosecond and UV inscribed grating characterization in photonic crystal fibres: optimization for sensing applications. In K. Kalli, & A. Mendez (Eds.), Microstructured and specialty optical fibres [84261O] (SPIE proceedings; Vol. 8426). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925662