Advanced fiber grating devices fabricated for all-optical signal | 5018
Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics
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Advanced fiber grating devices fabricated for all-optical signal processing

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Lasers, Optics & Photonics

September 01-03, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Xuewen Shu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Phys Chem Biophys

Abstract :

A fiber grating is an optical fiber for which the refractive index in the core has a periodic or quasi-periodic perturbation profile. Fiber gratings can be created with various laser sources such as UV lasers (photosensitivity is required) and femto-second lasers (no photosensitivity is required). Fiber grating technology has attracted considerable research interests in past two decades since it has wide applications in optical communications and sensing. Due to their natural compatibility, fiber gratings can serve as a perfect platform for all-optical signal processing in optical fiber communication systems. They can directly process optical signals in optical fiber without the need for coupling/re-coupling alignments required by bulkoptics or chip based devices, thus provide a low-loss, stable, cost-effective and ultra-fast solution for optical signal processing. Moreover, they can offer very strong design flexibility to achieve almost arbitrary spectral characteristics. Here we will report our recent progress on all-optical signal processing based on fiber grating technology. We will present fiber gratings designed and fabricated for optical differentiation, optical pulse shaping, optical format conversion and so on. The gratings were designed with layer-peeling method and fabricated with UV direct-writing technique. The performances of their use as optical signal processors were also evaluated experimentally.

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