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Title: Fabrication of long-period gratings in poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methyl vinyl ketone-co-benzyl methacrylate)-core polymer optical fiber by use of a mercury lamp
Authors: Li, Zengchang
Tam, Hwa-yaw
Xu, Lixin
Zhang, Qijin
Subjects: Cladding (coating)
Irradiation
Ketones
Light absorption
Mercury vapor lamps
Monomers
Optical fibers
Photosensitivity
Polymethyl methacrylates
Solidification
Spin coating
Ultraviolet radiation
Issue Date: 15-May-2005
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Source: Optics letters, 15 May 2005, v. 30, no. 10. p. 1117-1119.
Abstract: Polymer optical fiber (POF) with a highly photosensitive poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methyl vinyl ketone-co-benzyl methacrylate) core is fabricated. Gratings can be fabricated in the core of a POF with a low-cost mercury lamp. The part of the emission spectrum of the mercury lamp in which the cladding material exhibits photosensitivity is effectively filtered by a 1.5-mm-thick Pyrex glass to ensure that a long-period grating is formed only in the core of a POF. A long-period grating with a 3-dB resonant peak at 1568 nm is fabricated with 0.3 mW/cm² of UV irradiation over a period of 200 s.
Rights: © 2005 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-10-1117. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/5018
DOI: 10.1364/OL.30.001117
ISSN: 0146-9592
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