Trans-4-stilbenemethanol-doped photosensitive polymer fibers and gratings

JianMing M. Yu, Xiaoming Tao, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We report the development of photosensitive polymeric optical fibers for gratings. The fiber cladding is made of a copolymer of methyl methacrylate and butyl methacrylate, and its core is made of a copolymer of methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, and benzyl methacrylate (90/4/6 molar ratio) doped with trans-4-stilbenemethanol. Ultraviolet absorption and photoinduced refractive-index change of the doped core system are presented, and its photosensitivity is demonstrated by fabrication of Bragg gratings in the core of the fiber by use of a pulse laser at 325 nm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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