Gamma-Radiation Effects on Bragg Gratings Written by Femtosecond UV Laser in Ge-Doped Fibers

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We studied the effect of Co60 gamma-radiation on the position and the amplitude of fiber Bragg gratings. These gratings were written with a femtosecond UV laser in three different fibers, both intrinsically photosensitive and hydrogen sensitized.We have found that in contrast with the results obtained on gratings written with low-intensity UV lasers, the Bragg peak shift under irradiation is almost independent on fiber type, fiber sensitization or grating amplitude. The grating strength behavior depends on the fiber type.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2024-2028
JournalIEEE transactions on nuclear Science
Volume57
Issue number4
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Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
EventRADECS 2009 - RADECS 2009, Brugge, Belgium
Duration: 14 Sep 200918 Sep 2009

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  • Femtosecond UV Laser, fiber Bragg gratings, ionizing radiation-induced Bragg wavelength shift, optical fiber gamma-radiation effects

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