1 March 2006 High-spatial coherence excimer laser for the production of fiber Bragg gratings
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Excimer lasers are unique ultraviolet laser sources ideally suited for a wide range of applications driving innovations in almost every branch of industry including microsystem manufacturing, flat panel display production and dense wavelength division and multiplexing to name a few. The success of fiber Bragg gratings in the last years is based on their unique properties which make them extremely valuable for numerous applications in optical telecommunication networks. Expectations for the continued growth of demand for internet services and more bandwidth show a promising future also for passive optical components. Components which serve not only one but several purposes have a good possibility to participate in this success proportionally. Excimer laser written fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) stabilize the frequency of laser diodes, flatten the non-linear gain of fiber amplifiers, compensate for the fiber's dispersion and filter communication channels. Developments and optimization of 248 nm excimer laser systems for mass production environments are ongoing.
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Ralph Delmdahl, Ralph Delmdahl, } "High-spatial coherence excimer laser for the production of fiber Bragg gratings", Proc. SPIE 6106, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics V, 61060C (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.637587; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.637587
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