Bragg grating writing in PMMA microstructured polymer optical fibers in less than 7 minutes

Ivan-Lazar Bundalo, Kristian Nielsen, Christos Markos, Ole Bang

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We demonstrate fiber Bragg grating (FBG) writing in PMMA microstructured Polymer Optical Fibers (mPOFs) using UV Phase Mask technique with writing times shorter than 10 min. The shortest writing time was 6 minutes and 50 seconds and the longest writing time was 8 min and 50 sec. The FBGs were written in a 125 x00B5;m PMMA mPOF having 3-rings of holes, the reflection peaks were centred at 632.6 nm and have a reflectivity as high as 26 dB. We also demonstrate how the writing dynamics depends on the intensity of the writing beam.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)5270-5276
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Fiber characterization
  • Fiber optics sensors
  • Polymers
  • Gratings
  • Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Microstructured fibers


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