Long period fibre gratings photoinscribed in a microstructured polymer optical fibre by UV radiation

David Sáez-Rodríguez*, Jose L. Cruz Munoz, Ian Johnson, David J. Webb, Maryanne C.J. Large, Alexander Argyros

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Abstract

Long period gratings were written step-by-step in microstructured poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) fibre using a continuous wave HeCd laser at 325nm irradiating the fibre with a power of 1mW. The grating had a length of 2 cm and a period of 1mm. A series of cladding mode coupling resonances were observed throughout the spectral region studied of 600 to 1100nm. The resonance wavelengths were shown to be sensitive to both surrounding refractive index and the water content of the polymer fibre.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Crystal Fibers III
EditorsKyriacos Kalli
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-7631-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2009
EventPhotonic Crystal Fibers III - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 22 Apr 200923 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume7357
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045

Conference

ConferencePhotonic Crystal Fibers III
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period22/04/0923/04/09

Bibliographical note

David Sáez-Rodríguez; Jose L. Cruz Munoz; Ian Johnson; David J. Webb; Maryanne C. J. Large and Alexander Argyros; "Long period fibre gratings photoinscribed in a microstructured polymer optical fibre by UV radiation", Proc. SPIE 7357, Photonic Crystal Fibers III, 73570L (May 19, 2009).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.823292

Keywords

  • humidity
  • long period grating
  • MPOF
  • optical fibre sensor
  • PCF
  • refractive index

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