Applied Physics A

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 153–157 | Cite as

Inscription of fiber Bragg gratings with femtosecond pulses using a phase mask scanning technique

  • J. ThomasEmail author
  • E. Wikszak
  • T. Clausnitzer
  • U. Fuchs
  • U. Zeitner
  • S. Nolte
  • A. Tünnermann
Invited paper


We report on the fabrication of highly efficient fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) in non-photosensitive fibers based on nonlinear absorption of fs laser light. Up to 40 mm long gratings with a transmission of T=-25 dB at the Bragg reflection wavelength were obtained and their coupling constant determined by spectral analysis. Therefore, a phase mask scanning technique with appropriate control of the focus was established.


Femtosecond Pulse Beam Waist Diffraction Order Refractive Index Change Phase Mask 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Thomas
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Wikszak
    • 1
  • T. Clausnitzer
    • 1
  • U. Fuchs
    • 2
  • U. Zeitner
    • 2
  • S. Nolte
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision EngineeringJenaGermany

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