Apparatus and Process for Making Fiber Optic Bragg Gratings
Patent, filed 5 Mar 1996, patented 13 Jun 1998
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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At least a part of a first coherent beam of monochromatic light is incident obliquely on the reflecting surface of a mirror to produce a reflected beam in a direction different from that of the first beam. An interference pattern is produced within a volume defined by the intersection of the reflected beam with the first beam. A part of an optical fiber is positioned in the volume containing the interference pattern, and a grating is photo-induced in the optical fiber by exposure of the optical fiber to the interference pattern. A desired Bragg period in the grating can be selected by tilting the mirror to change the interference pattern.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics