UV-induced Bragg grating inscription into single-polarization all-solid hybrid microstructured optical fiber.

Abstract

We demonstrate a single-polarization all-solid hybrid microstructured optical fiber with a UV-induced Bragg grating. A strong (∼20 dB) UV-induced Bragg grating was inscribed within the 30 nm-wide single-polarization window of the fiber, producing polarized Bragg reflection. The sharp band-edge cutoff allows a large polarization-extinction ratio of the Bragg reflection. The hybrid structure of the fiber enabled minimal UV exposure to the high-index regions and the location of the single-polarization window was maintained after the grating was inscribed.

DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.013525

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@article{Goto2011UVinducedBG, title={UV-induced Bragg grating inscription into single-polarization all-solid hybrid microstructured optical fiber.}, author={Ryuichiro Goto and Ihsan Fsaifes and A. F. El Baz and Laurent Bigot and Katsuhiro Takenaga and Shoichiro Matsuo and Stuart D. Jackson}, journal={Optics express}, year={2011}, volume={19 14}, pages={13525-30} }