20 November 1996 Inscription kinetics and thermal stability of Bragg gratings written within heated fibers
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The writing of gratings within heated hydrogen loaded, non H2 loaded germanosilicate or Ce3+ doped aluminosilicate fibers was carried out through UV exposure. The fibers were heated by means of a CO2 laser beam. The thermally induced change in the grating growth kinetics depends on the type of fiber used to write the grating. The thermal stability of gratings written in either heated or unheated germanosilicate fibers was investigated through isochronal annealing experiments. Difference between the thermal behaviors of gratings written in the H2 loaded and the non H2 loaded fibers was demonstrated. There exists strong evidence that structural changes are involved in the photosensitivity of the germanosilicate fibers.
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Pascal Bernage, Pascal Bernage, Thierry Taunay, Thierry Taunay, B. Leconte, B. Leconte, Marc Douay, Marc Douay, Pierre Niay, Pierre Niay, Jean-Francois Bayon, Jean-Francois Bayon, H. Poignant, H. Poignant, Francois Herlemont, Francois Herlemont, J. Legrand, J. Legrand, Bertrand Poumellec, Bertrand Poumellec, "Inscription kinetics and thermal stability of Bragg gratings written within heated fibers", Proc. SPIE 2841, Doped Fiber Devices, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258962; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258962
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