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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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
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Oh, K., Westbrook, P. S., Atkins, R. M., Reyes, P., Windeler, R. S., Reed, W. A., Stockert, T. E., Brownlow, D., & DiGiovanni, D. (2002). Ultraviolet photosensitive response in an antimony-doped optical fiber. Optics Letters, 27(7), 488-490. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000488