Optical fibre Bragg grating recorded in TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer

I.P. Johnson, Scott Wu Yuan, Alessio Stefani, Kristian Nielsen, Henrik K. Rasmussen, L. Khan, D.J. Webb, K. Kalli, Ole Bang

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A report is presented on the inscription of a fibre Bragg grating into a microstructured polymer optical fibre fabricated from TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer. This material offers two important advantages over poly (methyl methacrylate), which up to now has formed the basis for polymer fibre Bragg gratings: TOPAS has a much lower water affinity and has useful properties for biosensing. The grating had a Bragg wavelength of 1569 nm and a temperature sensitivity of236.5+0.3 pm/8C.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)271-272
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in Electronics Letters and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.


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