We report a new method to measure the refractive index change in optical fiber core induced by femtosecond (fs) laser exposure. An in-line Fabry-Perot interferometer, serving as the measurement platform, is constructed on a commercial single-mode optical fiber by onestep femtosecond (fs) laser fabrication. A positive refractive index change is observed and measured accurately as the laser pulse energy surpasses the ablation threshold.
Y. Han et al., "Measurement of Refractive Index Change of Optical Fiber Core Induced by Femtosecond Laser Scanning," Optical Engineering, vol. 49, no. 6, SPIE, Jun 2010.
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Fabry-Perot Interferometer; Femtosecond Laser; Optical Fiber; Refractive Index
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01 Jun 2010