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Realization of aperiodic fiber Bragg gratings with ultrashort laser pulses and the line-by-line technique

: Goebel, T.A.; Bharathan, G.; Ams, M.; Heck, M.; Krämer, R.G.; Matzdorf, C.; Richter, D.; Siems, M.P.; Fürbach, A.; Nolte, S.


Optics Letters 43 (2018), No.15, pp.3794-3797
ISSN: 0146-9592
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IOF ()

We demonstrate the fabrication of aperiodic fiber Bragg gratings (AFBGs) for their application as filter elements. Direct inscription was performed by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an oil-immersion objective into the fiber core and utilizing the line-by-line technique for flexible period adaptation. The AFBGs inscribed allow for the suppression of 10 lines in a single grating and are in excellent agreement with simulations based on the specific design. Applications in astronomy for the suppression of hydroxyl emission lines are discussed.