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Inscription of narrow bandwidth Bragg gratings in polymer optical fibers

Marques, C. ; Bilro, L. ; Webb, D. J. ; Nogueira, R.N.

Inscription of narrow bandwidth Bragg gratings in polymer optical fibers, Proc European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors - EWOFS, Krakow, Poland, Vol. Procedings, pp. 8794-120 - , May, 2013.

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Abstract
We report on the production and characterization of narrow bandwidth fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in two spectral regions using polymer optical fibers (POFs). Narrow bandwidth FBGs are increasingly important for POF transmission systems, WDM technology and sensing applications. Long FBGs with resonance wavelength around 850 nm and 1550 nm were fabricated in several types of polymer optical fibers. The 3 dB FBG bandwidth varies from 0.22 nm down to 0.045 nm considering a Bragg grating length of 10 mm and 25 mm, respectively.