Long-period gratings were written in a pure-silica-core fiber using the electric arc technique. To assess the influence of stress relaxation on grating formation, tomographic stress measurements were performed inside the grating. No stress annealing could be observed within the accuracy of the stress measurement, suggesting a negligible photo-elastic contribution to the arc-induced perturbation of the index profile. In contrast, stress relaxation was found inside a splice of pure-silica-core fiber where discharge conditions are different, indicating the general potential to alter the fibers stress and thus the index profile using an electric arc.
|Title of host publication||Stress profiling of arc-induced long-period gratings written in pure-silica-core fibers|
|Place of Publication||Brugge|
|State||Published - 24 May 2005|
|Event||17th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Bruges|
Duration: 23 May 2005 → 27 May 2005
|Conference||17th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors|
|Period||2005-05-23 → 2005-05-27|