Highly photosensitive fiber fabricated from photo-thermo-refractive glass

Khawlah Al Yahyaei, Peter Hofmann, Clémence Jollivet, Amy Van Newkirk, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Daniel Ott, Marc Segall, Ivan Divliansky, Larissa Glebova, Leonid Glebov, Alan Kost, Axel Schülzgen

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Abstract

With the goal to extend applications of highly photosensitive photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass from bulk glass components to the fiber optic platform, we have successfully fabricated single material fibers and step index fibers from PTR type glasses. The fibers were drawn from rod-in-tube preforms which have been prepared using specialty diamond tools for shaping and polishing of the glass materials. We measured attenuations of less than 0.1 dB/cm in our PTR glass fibers. Strong fiber Bragg gratings were inscribed into the novel fibers demonstrating the fibers photosensitivity. High grating strength of up to 20 dB were reached and maintained even at 12 hour exposure to temperatures above 400 °C. Our results open exciting new avenues for the development of holographic PTR glass fiber optic components which may be applied in fiber optic devices that require high temperature stability and high optical power levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V
Subtitle of host publicationCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
EditorsCharles Lewinsohn, Yanchun Zhou, Jingyang Wang, Waltraud M. Kriven, Kyoung Il Moon, Taejin Hwang, Dongming Zhu
PublisherAmerican Ceramic Society
Pages305-311
Number of pages7
Edition8
ISBN (Print)9781119040439
StatePublished - 2014
EventDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014 - Daytona Beach, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2014Jan 31 2014

Publication series

NameCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Number8
Volume35
ISSN (Print)0196-6219

Conference

ConferenceDevelopments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V - 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach
Period1/26/141/31/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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