Femtosecond laser inscribed phase masks for fibre Bragg grating sensor inscription

Graham C.B. Lee*, Kyriacos Kalli, Charalambos Koutsides, Zhijun Yan, Dotun Adebayo, Michael Komodromos, Kate Sugden

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Abstract

We present femtosecond laser inscribed phase masks for the inscription of Bragg gratings in optical fibres. The principal advantage is the flexibility afforded by the femtosecond laser inscription, where sub-surface structures define the phase mask period and mask properties. The masks are used to produce fibre Bragg gratings having different orders according to the phase mask period. The work demonstrates the incredible flexibility of femtosecond lasers for the rapid prototyping of complex and reproducible mask structures. We also consider three-beam interference effects, a consequence of the zeroth-order component present in addition to higher-order diffraction components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOFS2012 22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensor
EditorsYanbiao Liao, Wei Jin, David D. Sampson, et al
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9103-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012
Event22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Beijing, China
Duration: 14 Oct 201219 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume8421
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Abbreviated titleOFS 2012
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period14/10/1219/10/12

Bibliographical note

Graham C. B. Lee ; Kyriacos Kalli ; Charalambos Koutsides ; Zhijun Yan ; Adedotun Adebayo ; Michael Komodromos and Kate Sugden
" Femtosecond laser inscribed phase masks for fibre Bragg grating sensor inscription ", Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84214V (October 4, 2012).

Copyright 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.975102

Funding: EPSRC

Keywords

  • femtosecond laser
  • fibre Bragg gratings
  • inscription
  • laser-material interaction
  • phase masks
  • Talbot effect

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    Acousto-optic modulation in a microstructured plastic optical fibre Bragg grating

    Bilro, L., Marques, C. A. F., Khan, L., Oliveira, R. A., Webb, D. J. & Nogueira, R. N., 4 Oct 2012, OFS2012 22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensor. Liao, Y., Jin, W., Sampson, D. D. & et al (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 4 p. 842156. (SPIE proceedings; vol. 8421).

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  • Femtosecond laser microstructuring through optical fibre end faces: inscription of surface gratings and sub-surface splitters

    Lee, G. C. B., Kalli, K., Koutsides, C., Komodromos, M. & Sugden, K., 4 Oct 2012, OFS2012 22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensor. Liao, Y., Jin, W., Sampson, D. D. & et al (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 4 p. 842111. (SPIE proceedings; vol. 8421).

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  • Highly sensitive type IA fiber Bragg gratings as sensors in radiation environments

    Faustov, A., Saffari, P., Koutsides, C., Gusarov, A., Wuilpart, M., Mégret, P., Zhang, L. & Kalli, K., 4 Oct 2012, OFS2012 22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. Liao, Y., Jin, W., Sampson, D. D. & et al (eds.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 4 p. 842153. (SPIE proceedings; vol. 8421).

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    Lee, G. C. B., Kalli, K., Koutsides, C., Yan, Z., Adebayo, D., Komodromos, M., & Sugden, K. (2012). Femtosecond laser inscribed phase masks for fibre Bragg grating sensor inscription. In Y. Liao, W. Jin, D. D. Sampson, & et al (Eds.), OFS2012 22nd international conference on Optical Fiber Sensor [84214V] (SPIE proceedings; Vol. 8421). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975102