Ultraviolet photosensitive response in an antimony-doped optical fiber

K. Oh, P. S. Westbrook, R. M. Atkins, P. Reyes, R. S. Windeler, W. A. Reed, T. E. Stockert, D. Brownlow, D. DiGiovanni

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Abstract

A silica optical fiber doped with Sb is fabricated with a refractive-index profile that is comparable with standard single-mode fiber. In D2-loaded samples, we observe UV photosensitivity with an initial refractive-index-modulation growth rate six times higher than that of the equivalent Ge-doped standard fibers. Enhanced temperature stability of the Bragg grating strength up to 200 °C is also observed. Grating growth kinetics in the Sb-doped fiber is compared with those of other Ge-doped photosensitive fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-490
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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