Accession Number:

ADD019842

Title:

Apparatus and Process for Making Fiber Optic Bragg Gratings

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 5 Mar 1996, patented 13 Jun 1998

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-13

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE