A simple and wavelength-flexible procedure for fabricating phase-shifted fibre Bragg gratings

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dc.contributor.author Chehura, Edmon -
dc.contributor.author James, Stephen W. -
dc.contributor.author Tatam, Ralph P. -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-10T23:01:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-10T23:01:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-30T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.citation Edmon Chehura, Stephen W James and Ralph P Tatam, A simple and wavelength-flexible procedure for fabricating phase-shifted fibre Bragg gratings, Measurement Science and Technology, Volume 21, Number 9, Paper Number 094001.
dc.identifier.issn 0957-0233 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/21/9/094001 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/5751
dc.description.abstract A simple procedure for fabricating phase-shifted fibre Bragg gratings (PSFBGs) that does not require the use of a phase-shifted phase mask is presented. Two standard fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) of equal length and with the same Bragg wavelength are inscribed sequentially in a single mode optical fibre, such that the FBGs overlap physically by one grating period. This procedure induces a spectral hole in the middle of the reflection spectrum, equivalent to a pi-phase-shifted FBG. PSFBGs have been fabricated in the 1300 nm and 1550 nm wavelength bandwidths, demonstrating flexibility in the choice of the centre wavelength. The PSFBGs fabricated are compared with a model based on a modified Rouard's method, which is subsequently used to investigate the influence of translation stage errors on the fabrication of the PSFBGs. The model demonstrates that the strength/reflectivity of the PSFBG influences the spectral-hole linewidth as well as the finesse of the device while the length of the PSFBG affects only the linewidth of the spectral hole but not the finesse of the device. The PSFBG devices produced by this technique are reproducible and the fabrication process is fast and is well suited for the fabrication of WDM PSFBGs. en_UK
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dc.publisher Iop Publishing Ltd en_UK
dc.rights This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in [insert name of journal]. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at 10.1088/0957-0233/21/9/094001
dc.subject optical fibre Bragg gratings phase-shifted Bragg gratings Rouard's model scanning beam technique optical-fibers laser filter masks en_UK
dc.title A simple and wavelength-flexible procedure for fabricating phase-shifted fibre Bragg gratings en_UK
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