Title

Flexible Fabrication of Long-Period Fiber Grating Devices Based on Erasing Effect by Controlled CO₂ Laser Pulse Exposure

Abstract

An easy way to flexibly fabricate special long-period fiber grating (LPFG) devices by controlled CO2 laser pulses are presented in this paper. By controlling the pulse power and duration, consecutive exposures were made on an optical fiber to fabricate an LPFG. Existing LPFGs can also be erased or modified by applying CO2 laser exposures on specific grating sections. The erasing effect has been studied to fabricate special grating devices for various applications.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Erasing effect; Fiber gratings; Fiber interferometers; Laser fabrication; Phase-shifted gratings; Diffraction gratings; Fibers; Laser pulses; Optical fiber fabrication; Optical fibers; Carbon dioxide; CO2 laser fabrication

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0895-2477

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 John Wiley \& Sons, All rights reserved.

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