A novel method for creating linearly and nonlinearly chirped fiber Bragg gratings

H. Liu, S. C. Tjin, N. Q. Ngo, K. B. Tan, K. M. Chan, J. H. Ng, Chao Lu

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We propose a novel and flexible method for controlling the chirp rate of a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating (FBG) and nonlinearly chirped FBG by adhering a uniform FBG onto a plastic plate with a pre-calculated curvature and applying an axial force on the plate. The center wavelength shift was measured to be only 0.1 nm, which is small compared with the previously reported techniques. The dispersions of the linearly chirped FBG and the nonlinearly chirped FBG were measured to be about 1200 ps/nm and 125 ps/nm/nm, respectively, and the bandwidth of the chirped FBG was about 0.5 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Chirped FBG
  • Dispersion compensation
  • Fiber Bragg grating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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