Using microcontact printing to generate amplitude photomasks on the surfaces of optical fibers: A method for producing in-fiber gratings

John A. Rogers, Rebecca J. Jackman, George M. Whitesides*, Jefferson L. Wagener, Ashish M. Vengsarkar

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Abstract

This letter describes a method for producing in-fiber gratings that reduces the effects of mechanical and optical instabilities limiting other methods. In this technique, opaque lines formed on the outside of the fiber using a procedure known as microcontact printing, serve as an amplitude photomask for exposure to ultraviolet light. Long-period fiber optic attenuators formed by ths technique demonstrate its advantages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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